Chelsea need to prove their Champions League calibre

Gary Cahill wants Chelsea to prove their Champions League calibre against Azerbaijan’s Qarabag.

“We feel we’re back where we belong, which is among some of the very best teams,” said the club captain.

“In the Champions League we are starting a path and it will be very important to start building something important.

“To win a competition, you need to work very hard, to improve over years and to grow step by step and to become like Real Madrid or Bayern Munich. Juventus are the same now.

“You don’t create a big strong team easily.”

The Blues are a 16/1 outside bet to win Europe’s elite competition, despite drawing a fairly easy group with Atletico Madrid and Roma the other two clubs.