Chelsea defender Gary Cahill is desperate to banish last season's FA Cup semifinal memories.

Cahill was part of the Bolton Wanderers team thrashed 5-0 by Stoke City.

Cahill, 26, said: "If we had lost 1-0, I would have been gutted. But the way we lost made it hurt even more.

"It was a disaster result. Not a great memory. You are so close and you want to make the final. You are ­within touching distance. It hurt me for a while but it made me stronger.

"And when I was there at Wembley to watch the final as a young Aston Villa player we lost to Chelsea, too.

"In fact, that is the only final I have been to."