Gary Cahill

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  • One of the most determined defensive players within the Barclays Premier League at both Bolton and Chelsea, Gary Cahill will be a part of Roy Hodgson's solid central defence for England this summer. Thriving at Chelsea, Cahill's long betting odds can be exploited by his menacing ability to beat all from set pieces and corner kicks, a potential poacher during the group stages and one of England's more profitable betting tips in individual goalscorer markets.

    Sheffield Wednesday fan Cahill began his career with Sunday League squad AFC Dronfield, scouted by numerous clubs until he was 15 including Aston Villa, the team he would ultimately sign for as an Academy member.

    Cahill spent 30 games between 2005 and 2008 at Aston Villa and scored one goal against local rivals Birmingham City with an overhead effort following an impressive debut, also enjoying a three-month loan deal at Sheffield United where he netted twice in his 16 appearances.

    Bolton Wanderers took Cahill in 2008 on a three-and-a-half-year deal, becoming a firm favourite and earning "best newcomer" award at the season's conclusion, going on to score 16 goals in his 147 appearances in all competitions between 2008 and 2012 before Chelsea took the defender that January for £7 million.

    Cahill soon sparked a solid partnership with fellow central defender John Terry that has since become one of the most potent, scoring 10 goals in 111 appearances up until the present day, during that time claiming the 2011/12 FA Cup for the Blues as well as the coveted UEFA Champions League (2011–12) and UEFA Europa League (2012–13) crowns.

    The Chelsea man has since become a regular England senior squad call-up for International duties, earning 22 caps and scoring two goals during that time as well as eight times featuring on the World Cup 2014 qualifiers match team sheet.

    Gary Cahill World Cup Betting Tips

    Cahill will not be able to re-ignite his defensive partnership with Chelsea team-mate Terry in the World Cup this summer due to the latter's international retirement, however he and Phil Jagielka will provide a rock solid central defence for England. Cahill's strength will be his ability to score from corners and set pieces whipped into the box, making his long odds very profitable in individual goalscorer markets.

    Back Gary Cahill to score the first England goal of the World Cup at 33/1 with Paddy Power.

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