Chelsea captain Gary Cahill has hailed their midfield options this season.

Cahill feels the senior players can complement eachother.

“You look at different attributes players have and in that position it’s fantastic we have N’Golo, Baka and Danny Drinkwater because I think all three of them can cover the pitch and do the ugly side of the game, as well as the nice side,” Cahill said.

“It was great to have N’Golo back because he was the Premier League’s Player of the Year last season, so of course you’re going to miss someone like that. It also gives Cesc the freedom to play higher up the pitch and he’s one of the best creative midfielders I’ve ever played with in terms of his passing, he’s like a quarterback who can just pick balls out that he has no right to.

“So allowing him to do his work higher up the pitch has a positive effect and you saw that against Man United because he was brilliant.”