Premier League: Gary Cahill says Chelsea won't sit back against Manchester City
Chelsea's Gary Cahill claims they will not sit back like West Ham to get a result against Manchester City on Monday.
Last Updated: 31/01/14 10:34am
Despite Chelsea having 39 shots, they failed to score against a resolute West Ham in the Premier League on Wednesday night.
Jose Mourinho accused the Hammers of playing "football from the 19th century" in their goalless draw.
Chelsea next face title rivals City on Monday and Cahill is adamant Mourinho's side will not be replicating West Ham's tactics.
Cahill told the Daily Star: "It was frustrating against West Ham, to say the least, just the amount of time they took out of the game.
"Goal-kicks, free-kicks, they must have taken 20 minutes out of the game. Nine out of 10 times you don't get away with that.
"We won't be as defensive as that. It's not very often you get away with that for so long.
"I don't think you can do that against a team like Man City. Ultimately, big teams will find a gap and score."
City did exactly that on Wednesday when they beat Tottenham 5-1 at White Hart Lane to go top of the table and take their tally to 68 Premier League goals for the season.
Cahill added: "We have shown we can go to the big clubs and get results. With the players we have got we can always do that.
"We've got creative players to get us a goal. Concentration will be a big part of Monday's game and maybe a bit of individual brilliance.
"They are banging goals in left, right and centre at the minute. It's going to be another big test for us. Of course, we will try to keep it tight.
"We're doing well at the back, we're not letting too many goals in ourselves.
"But it will be the ultimate test. It's going to be really hard. We need to try to get a positive result on Monday, knowing how difficult it's going to be.
"It will be a bit cagey, a bit like when we went to Old Trafford, and we'll try to take a chance when we get one."
Chelsea, who currently sit three points behind City in third, know Monday's game holds huge significance in the title race.
Cahill said: "The battle for the Premier League is going to be tough and go all the way to the end.
"Let's take it a game at a time and after Monday it will be a different picture again - and hopefully brighter for us."