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<b>Gary Cahill, Chelsea</b><br/>
Could be John Terry's successor at both club and international level. Cahill, 26, has won 10 caps for England, but would have had more had he not suffered a broken jaw before Euro 2012. An unused substitute in England's last two fixtures.

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