Cahill settled with Blues

Centre-back has benefited from sunshine getaway in Majorca

Gary Cahill: 'Mad couple' of weeks since making move to Chelsea

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Gary Cahill is now feeling at home at Chelsea following the hectic period of his arrival.

The centre-back completed a £7million switch from Bolton on 16th January after finally agreeing personal terms, but was not included in the squad for the goalless Premier League draw at Norwich.

The England defender, 26, jetted out with the rest of his team-mates to Mallorca for some warm-weather training and believes the trip has been a good bonding exercise.

"It has been a mad couple of weeks for me hasn't it?," said Cahill.

"I came in on the Tuesday, trained for just a few days before the game at Norwich and then we came straight over on a plane to Mallorca.

Different characters

"Training has been really good and it has been enjoyable to get to know the lads - I know everyone a lot better now."

Cahill continued on Chelsea's official website: "The trip has definitely helped me.

"I have only been here just over a week, so I've obviously still got to get to know the lads a lot more than I do now, but it's been great, because we've spent most of the time together and I've got to know them a lot better than if I was back in England.

"There are a lot of different characters here, definitely - most of all because of all the different nationalities.

"That's the one thing that's really different here and in that sense it's really good - there are some entertaining characters and they're great guys."