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Chelsea captain Gary Cahill urges teammates to put league campaign behind them

Cahill urges teammates to focus on FA Cup
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Chelsea captain Gary Cahill urges his teammates to brush their disappointing league campaign "under the carpet".

Chelsea captain Gary Cahill has urged his teammates to put an underwhelming Premier League campaign behind them and focus on winning the FA Cup.

The Blues signed off with a disappointing 3-0 defeat to Newcastle United, leaving them in fifth place in the table, but the defender has called on his colleagues to bounce back by defeating Manchester United in the FA Cup final.

"It's time to self-reflect. Prior to Huddersfield we were in great form. We have to try and brush it under the carpet," Cahill told Chelsea's official website.

"That's not an excuse, any other time I wouldn't be saying that, but we have a massive week now to prepare for a cup final which is very important for us."

The FA Cup final takes place at Wembley Stadium on May 19.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City86202131820
2Chelsea86201851320
3Liverpool86201531220
4Arsenal86021910918
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs8602157818
6Bournemouth85121612416
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves843196315
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd84131314-113
9Watford84131112-113
10Leicester CityLeicester84041412212
11Everton83321312112
12Burnley82241012-28
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8224913-48
14Crystal Palace821559-47
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham8215813-57
16Southampton8125614-85
17Fulham8125921-125
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield8035417-133
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8026613-72
20Cardiff CityCardiff8026417-132

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