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Gary Cahill: The PSG game is going to be like a final


Chelsea defender Gary Cahill says the League Cup victory and the excellent away win at West Ham United are already part of the past.

With no FA Cup action in the weekend, the Blues had a full week to prepare next Wednesday's Champions League game against Paris Saint-Germain.

And the Englishman says the players are approaching the game as if it was the final of the tournament.

"It's strange because normally you play a cup final, win or lose, and then you're off on your holidays and next seeing everyone the following season," Cahill told the club's official website.

"This one was bang in the middle of the season.

"So the way we then managed to pick ourselves up and go to West Ham, play like we did, dig in like we did and get the result that we did was very pleasing and testament to the group we have here.

"We are very proud of winning our first trophy as a group together, and getting that win at West Ham, but they're gone.

"All that is on our minds now is the PSG game and that's all we are thinking about in the days leading up to it.

"We have had more time than we usually would to rest up and prepare in training for a good three or four days before the game. We've been able to really work on specific things in preparation for it.

"We know the quality of PSG and the job that lies ahead of us.

"It's going to be like a final, a big one-off game, and we'll be ready to go out there and give it everything we have to get us into the next round."

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