Jamie Redknapp: Star gives Chelsea exactly what they need

Jamie Redknapp heaps praise on Gary Cahill following his sparkling displays for Chelsea this season

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Jamie Redknapp has lavished praise on Gary Cahill after he helped to fire Chelsea to a 4-2 win over Southampton in the Premier League on Tuesday night.

The Blues defender scored a header in first-half stoppage time at Stamford Bridge to send Antonio Conte’s men on their way towards victory in west London.

Cahill has been ever-present in Chelsea’s defence this season and has scored seven goals in all competitions for the west London side.

The defender has also started all 33 of Chelsea’s games in the Premier League this season to help them top the table.

And Redknapp has heaped praise on Cahill following his strong performances for Chelsea this season and after his contribution to the victory on Tuesday night.

Redknapp told Sky Sports: “Gary Cahill has seven goals in all competitions this season. He shows desire and gets in front of everyone.

“He’s got the full repertoire of goals – I remember in his days at Villa he scored overhead kicks. He’s such a threat in the box.

“He wants to score goals and when you’ve got a centre-back who’s popping up with seven goals, that is exactly what you want.”

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Cahill will be expecting to feature for Chelsea when the Blues return to Premier League action with a trip to Goodison Park to take on Everton on Sunday afternoon.

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