Gary Cahill has said Chelsea will need to keep all of their players fit throughout the season, if they can’t do any more business in the transfer window.

When questioned about the size of the squad, Cahill said: “I don’t know, the back of the programme was interesting. But in terms of quality we’ve certainly got that and you just have to hope we don’t have too many injuries. The new players that have just come are going to be vitally important for us and the quicker they settle the better but there’s no doubt we have added quality to the team.”

When then asked about the new signings, the new Chelsea captain added: “They’re going to be tested, 100%. We’ll see how that plays out, but we just have to keep everybody fit and keep everybody sharp. Rest is going to be important because we’re going to have a lot of games, and we players are in control of the way we prepare ourselves. The other stuff outside of that is none of our business.”

Chelsea will be without key players for the first game of the season against Burnley, with star man Eden Hazard and new boy Tiemoue Bakayoko already being confirmed as unavailable to play. Victor Moses is suspended for the game as well after recieving a red card in the FA Cup Final last season.


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