Rio Ferdinand: This player has become Chelsea’s new leader

The former Manchester United defender believes Gary Cahill has become the new leader at Chelsea

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand Photo: BT Sport

Rio Ferdinand has hailed Gary Cahill as Chelsea’s new leader.

The England international scored a fortuitous goal in Chelsea’s impressive 3-0 win against Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon.

Indeed, Cahill has remarkably found the net in Chelsea’s last two Premier League games after his powerful header in a 4-2 victory over Southampton last month.

The 31-year-old has contributed six goals to Chelsea’s campaign as Blues boss Antonio Conte closes in on a first Premier League title.

The Premier League leaders are preparing for life without John Terry after the Chelsea veteran confirmed that he will leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season.

Former Manchester United defender Ferdinand believes Cahill has already filled Terry’s void in terms of becoming the leader of the Chelsea team.

“This geezer just scores goals. He has now become the leader at Chelsea. That’s another string to his bow,” Ferdinand said in a video on his YouTube channel.

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Chelsea are four points clear of second-placed Tottenham Hotspur in the title race with three games to go.

The Blues will face Arsenal in the FA Cup final.

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