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Chelsea captain Gary Cahill has missed clashes against Tottenham, Everton as well as Saturday’s win against Leicester City after he was sent off just 14 minutes into the new season against Burnley for what referee Craig Pawson deemed a high tackle on Steven Defour.

Cahill admits his disappointment at not being able to play for Chelsea due to the red card he received in Chelsea’s 3-2 loss to Burnley.

“It has been painful to be fair, because obviously you want to be involved and it kills you when you’re not,” Cahill said as quoted on Daily Mirror.

“I’ve trained near enough every day but there’s no end product at the end of the week.

“And the time period it has been spread over, it has felt massive.

“The internationals have broken it up and it has been great to get some game time for England, which is always an honour.

“But not playing for Chelsea has been a disappointment and now I’m looking forward, not behind.

“It’s a marathon of a season with so many games to play, so it was a setback but that’s all it was.”

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