Chelsea defender hails Bolton striker

12:53 24 February 2012

Kevin Davies could return for the game against QPR

Kevin Davies could return for the game against QPR

Archant

Gary Cahill praised former Trotters team-mate Kevin Davies

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.”

Related articles

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest Chelsea news

Thursday, February 11, 2016
Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Paris Saint-Germain (Adam Davy/PA Wire)

There will be plenty of talent on the free agent market this summer. Here’s our team of the best players available.

Friday, February 12, 2016
Ramires of Chelsea (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Ed Woodward believes Manchester United could sell some of their unwanted players to China this summer.

Friday, February 12, 2016
Arsene Wenger, manager of Arsenal (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Arsenal will travel to the United States as part of their pre-season preparations in July, with two fixtures scheduled for Arsene Wenger’s men.

Friday, February 12, 2016
Jose Mourinho (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

It has been a busy week in the capital and here are Friday’s main headlines.

Friday, February 12, 2016
Oscar of Chelsea goes past Etienne Capoue of Watford (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Oscar has insisted he wants to stay at Chelsea and win more trophies with the Blues.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

Sony Smart Ultra HD 55'' LED TV

Enjoy the ultimate entertainment experience in your living room with the Sony Smart Ultra 55’’ LED TV. Be the envy of all your friends with this huge TV- you can change your living room into your own cinema! Get the boys around to watch the football or get the girls around to watch the DVD of 50 Shades.. this is a prize that everyone would enjoy! Stand a chance to upgrade your current entertainment system by wining this fantastic prize.

Read more
Surface Pro 4

Technology is ever evolving. We are constantly being shown new technology that is innovative, revolutionary and designed to make life easier for us all. Gone are the days of dial up modems and computers so large you needed half a room to store it. We are in the age of smooth, small and sleek. Companies are all trying their best to create technology that is easy to transport and guaranteed to be user friendly.

Read more

Latest Tech News

Transport