Career in Pictures: Chelsea defender Gary Cahill

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1/3/2005 FA Cup 5th Round Replay. Blackburn Rovers v Burnley. Gary Cahill grabs at Paul Dickov. Photo: Roy Beardsworth / Offside

Photo: Roy Beardsworth / Offside.

Despite kick starting his professional career at Aston Villa, it was actually at Burnley where Cahill made his first-team debut.

On November 8, 2004; the 18-year-old joined the Championship side on loan, before playing against Tottenham in the fourth round of the League Cup the following day, where Spurs ran out 3-0 winners.

Cahill also made his Football League debut whilst with the Clarets, on November 13, during the hosts’ 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest.

The centre-half scored one goal in 30 appearances for Burnley during the 2014-15 campaign, before being named the club’s Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year.

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