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Chelsea’s Gary Cahill has scored more Premier League goals this season than Marcus Rashford, Wayne Rooney, Kevin De Bruyne, Riyad Mahrez, Leroy Sane, Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba

Blues centre-back has netted six times this season, with a host of big-money forwards and midfielders lagging behind him

CHELSEA thumped Champions League-chasing Everton 3-0 on Sunday to move another step closer to their second Premier League title in three years.

Antonio Conte’s Blues scored all three goals in the second-half thanks to strikes from Pedro, Gary Cahill and Willian.

Chelsea moved closer to the Premier League title with a 3-0 win over Everton

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Chelsea moved closer to the Premier League title with a 3-0 win over Everton

The victory sees them sit four points ahead of nearest-rivals Tottenham – with three wins from their last four games enough to lift the trophy.


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After a drab start to the 2016-17 in Conte’s debut bow in England, the Italian switched to a 3-4-3 formation.

The move transpired to be a masterstroke as the Blues went on a 13-game winning run as they stormed well clear at the top of the table.

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Gary Cahill has now scored six Premier League goals this season

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Gary Cahill has now scored six Premier League goals this season

While the formation switch helped and the resurgence of Diego Costa and Eden Hazard has been vital, it would appear Chelsea's real secret weapon lies elsewhere.

In the centre of defence to be more precise, in the form of Cahill.

The England international's goal at Goodison Park this weekend saw him take his season tally in the Premier League to six this season.

Premier League 2016-17

Gary Cahill - 6 (goals)
Riyad Mahrez - 5
Marcus Rashford - 5
Leroy Sane - 5
Kevin De Bruyne - 5
Anthony Martial - 4
Paul Pogba - 4
Wayne Rooney - 4

Gary Cahill has scored more league goals than Marcus Rashford this season

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Gary Cahill has scored more league goals than Marcus Rashford this season

£89million-worth of Paul Pogba has even scored fewer goals than Gary Cahill

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£89million-worth of Paul Pogba has even scored fewer goals than Gary Cahill

Not only is that impressive for a defender, it's impressive full stop as his six strikes this season see him top a host of big-name - and big-money - forwards and midfielders.

Manchester United's supposedly goal-thirsty quartet of Marcus Rashford (5), Wayne Rooney (4), Paul Pogba (4) and Anthony Martial (4) have ALL scored fewer this season.

Leroy Sane hasn't been able to score more than five goals this season

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Leroy Sane hasn't been able to score more than five goals this season

Last season's star Riyad Mahrez has only mustered five goals so far this term

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Last season's star Riyad Mahrez has only mustered five goals so far this term

Elsewhere Manchester City's star duo Kevin De Bruyne and Leroy Sane have also scored fewer at just five apiece.

Leicester's hero from a season ago Riyad Mahrez has also been quiet, notching only five goals himself this campaign, down from 17 a year ago.