John Terry vs Gary Cahill – This Season’s Statistics

Jose Mourinho is a big fan of John Terry, we know that from his time at Chelsea before. So when the Portuguese manager returned to the club this summer we were all expecting the former England skipper to come back into the heart of the defence, which he duly did. So with three games gone I have decided to compare Terry and the man he has so far partnered – Gary Cahill.

Both players have played every minute of the Premier League campaign so far, cementing their names on the team-sheet with their towering displays.

Terry has been the busier in terms of defensive actions, although only slightly – 24 to 21 – with both totals being made up primarily of clearances. Terry has made two blocks, while Cahill has none, and both players have completed three interceptions.

Cahill has made 168 passes – Terry 165 – while the latter’s 93% pass accuracy eclipses the former’s 87%.

Terry has been the dirtier of the two, committing two fouls to Cahill’s zero, while the former Bolton man has won the more headers – 12 to nine in favour of the 27-year-old.

Neither side have offered anything of real value so far going forward, but with their height and determination in the air then I can’t see that staying the case for long.

They look a very solid pairing and could be the foundation of the Blues’ title challenge. 

All statistics provided by Squawka.