English soccer Premier League champions Chelsea landed in Israel on Sunday evening ahead of their Champions League clash with Maccabi Tel Aviv on Tuesday. Before their departure, the UK government published a warning regarding trips to Israel due to what they termed a "high threat of terrorism."
Chelsea defender Gary Cahill was asked about the security situation and did not reveal any great concern. “I think you just have to rely on people who know a lot more than me about the whole situation to make sensible decisions, " he said.
“When England played against France, the security was fantastic and the decision to play was right.”
Chelsea's spokesperson added, “We keep our security measures under constant review.”
Chelsea beat Maccabi Tel Aviv 4-0 during the Israeli team's visit to Stamford Bridge in September and are currently second in their Champions League group, after Porto.
"If we win in Tel Aviv, we then have Porto at home to see who’s going to top the group. It’s important that we do as well as we possibly can in Europe, given our slow start in the Premier League," Cahill added.