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Gary Cahill praised former Trotters team-mate Kevin Davies

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Chelsea defender Gary Cahill has earmarked Bolton striker Kevin Davies as a key player for the Trotters, should he feature at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

The 34-year-old, who is an injury doubt for tomorrow’s game, has scored three goals in 27 games this season for the Premier League strugglers although his former team-mate believes he will cause him problems.

“Kevin is a great friend of mine and he is a proper professional and a top player,” Cahill said.

“He is one of the best that I have seen at what he does, in the way that he uses his body, holds the ball up and flicks it on. In the four years I was there I have seen him dominate many big centre-backs, I remember one game against Distin and Dunne at Man City, and it can really have an effect on a game.

“When you think of Bolton you think of the likes of Kevin Davies. He is a captain who leads by example and his qualities got him an England cap.

“He is very proud to pick that up having thought his chance may have gone.”

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