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Chelsea boss Benitez explains Cahill absence for Stoke win

Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez has explained Gary Cahill's absence for victory at Stoke City.

Cahill was allowed to skip the match at Stoke as his girlfriend Gemma gave birth to a baby boy, and had double cause for celebration as Chelsea got back on track with a 4-0 victory.

"We were training with Gary Cahill yesterday and had worked out the shape of the team with him," said Benitez, "but he had to go because his partner had a baby.

"The baby's fine, he's happy, she's happy, and we are happy, so everything has gone well."

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