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Chelsea defender Cahill intent on forgetting Bolton's FA Cup disaster

Gary Cahill is hoping he can overcome last season's FA Cup horror show whilst playing for Bolton.

The Chelsea defender and his former Trotters teammates lost 5-0 to Stoke City in the semi-final last year and he intends to avoid that sinking feeling when the Blues meet Tottenham in the 2012 version at Wembley on Sunday.

"That game is not a fond memory; it's something that hurt at the time and still hurts me now," he said.

"But now I have a chance to put that right on Sunday. I have no idea why that result happened.

"People said: 'Did you freeze?' No, we didn't.

"Everything seemed to be going really well for us as a team in the league, and it was as if everyone had a bad day all at once.

"It was just a freak result. It was a freak game."

He added: "It would be amazing for me to win my first trophy but there are hurdles before you can even think of that and we have a massive one on Sunday.

"They (Tottenham) are a hard team to beat. Harry Redknapp is a fantastic manager and he has turned them into a real force this season so it will be a tough game."

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