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Cahill Expecting Tight Affair

Chelsea midfielder Gary Cahill admits he thought it would have been a lot tighter between Manchester United and the Blues ahead of their crunch English Premier League clash on Sunday.

Nine points and four places separate the two teams on the league table with Chelsea occupying third spot on 46 points while United linger in seventh place on 37 points.

Still, heading into the game at Stamford Bridge, Cahill knows it will a tall order to beat United especially as manager David Moyes looks to bounce back from a poor season thus far.

“You would have thought it would have been a lot tighter,” said Cahill.

“In terms of results it's probably not gone quite to plan (for United), but they are obviously a strong outfit and it's going to be a tough game.

“I don't see it as any sort of crisis; they have a fantastic manager (in David Moyes) and they've got great players.

“Of course they've slipped up more points than they would have liked to at this stage in the season, but for us the game's going to be just as tough and I see them turning a corner very soon.

“These are the games that everyone wants to play. We are at home and I'm sure it'll be a cracking game and hopefully we'll be on the end of the right result.”

When the two teams last met they played to a 0-0 draw at Old Trafford in December 2013, and with both teams desperate for points, Cahill is expecting another tight affair.

“We are two teams that don't want to give up points and that was shown in the game at Old Trafford, especially at that time of the season,” added Cahill.

“A 0-0 for us away from home was an okay result in the end, but playing at Stamford Bridge we look to be on the front foot every time we play, so hopefully from a defensive point of view there's not going to be goals left, right and centre, but it would be nice to be on the end of a winning result.

“For us it's all about trying to get the win.”

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