Head-to-Head

FA Cup Head-to-Head: Kyle McFadzean (Milton Keynes Dons) vs Gary Cahill (Chelsea)
31st January 2016

The Stadium MK hosts the final serving of this weekend’s exciting FA Cup fourth-round action when Milton Keynes Dons host defending Premier League champions Chelsea on Sunday afternoon (16:00).

The Championship outfit, who currently lie just two points above the relegation zone in the second-tier of English football, will be hoping defender Kyle McFadzean can cope with Diego Costa’s devilish antics to help the hosts record a giant killing this weekend.

Meanwhile Guus Hiddink’s visitors, who are currently unbeaten in their last eight outings in all competitions, will likely give fellow centre-half Gary Cahill a run out this afternoon, despite the England international being linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge this week.

With both defenders set to go head-to-head, here is how McFadzean and Cahill match up so far this season…

Kyle McFadzean
  • Club:
    MK Dons
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  • Position:
    Defender
  • Height:
    1.85m
  • Birth Date:
    February 20, 1987
  • Birth Place:
    Sheffield, England
  • Clubs:
    Sheffield United, Alfreton Town , Crawley Town, Milton Keynes Dons
what he says
"Kyle is instrumental to the team in terms of his ability and stature. It’s no surprise that teams have been watching Kyle but by signing a new deal it shows he’s got belief in the Club and the direction we’re heading in" - Karl Robinson, MK Dons boss.
did you know
McFadzean was named in the 2010/11 Conference Team of the Year after helping Crawley Town win the title and promotion to League Two.
Championship 2015/16:
  • Games:
    26
  • Goals:
    0
  • Key passes:
    0
  • Pass accuracy:
    77%
  • Tackle success:
    41%
  • Aerial Duels Won:
    40
  • Clearances:
    112
  • Interceptions:
    83
Gary Cahill
  • Club:
    Chelsea
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  • Position:
    Defender
  • Height:
    1.93m
  • Birth Date:
    December 19, 1985
  • Birth Place:
    Dronfield, England
  • Clubs:
    Aston Villa, Burnley (Loan), Sheffield United (Loan), Bolton Wanderers, Chelsea
  • International:
    England (40 caps, 3 goals)
what he says
"He only recently signed a new Chelsea contract and he’s on a good wage. Would he suit Liverpool? Would he be a player that gets into the Liverpool team and make a difference? Yes, he would" - Danny Murphy, former Liverpool midfielder.
did you know
Cahill was eligible to represent either England or the Republic of Ireland at international level through his Irish grandfather.
Premier League 2015/16:
  • Games:
    12
  • Goals:
    1
  • Key passes:
    1
  • Pass accuracy:
    85%
  • Tackle success:
    53%
  • Aerial Duels Won:
    33
  • Clearances:
    62
  • Interceptions:
    27
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