Thierry Henry: Why Gary Cahill’s Man United goal reminded me of Chelsea legend

The Arsenal legend explains why Gary Cahill's goal reminded him of Chelsea legend Willian Gallas

Thierry Henry says Gary Cahill’s strike in Chelsea’s 4-0 victory over Manchester United reminded him of Blues legend William Gallas.

The stand-in skipper has endured a mixed season so far after making costly mistakes in Chelsea’s 2-2 draw at Swansea City and Arsenal’s 3-0 victory over their west London rivals at The Emirates last month.

But Cahill made amends with Chelsea’s second goal against Manchester United on Sunday afternoon after former Barcelona winger Pedro Rodriguez broke the deadlock inside the first minute.

The England international was alert to the loose ball after a deflection off Ander Herrera inside the area and Cahill powered a finish past United goalkeeper David De Gea in the 21st minute.

Former Chelsea defender Gallas netted 13 times during a five-year spell at Chelsea as the ex France international won two Premier League titles and the League Cup.

And Henry, who played alongside the France centre-half at Arsenal, explained why Cahill’s goal reminded him of Gallas.

“That’s a William Gallas goal,” Henry told Sky Sports.

“William Gallas used to get six goals a season just standing there like that standing in the centre. Yes, he got lucky but if he wasn’t there, he doesn’t score.”

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Chelsea make the trip to Southampton in their next Premier League game on Sunday 30 October.

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