Ian Wright comments on Chelsea defender’s eye-opening performance v Bradford

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Ian Wright stated it was a 'real eye-opener' watching Chelsea defender Gary Cahill getting dominated by Bradford City’s Jon Stead.

Arsenal legend Ian Wright labelled Jon Stead the player of the weekend in his SunSport Column, praising the striker for the way he outplayed Gary Cahill.

Stead, who is currently on loan at Bradford City from Huddersfield Town, was the hero of the FA Cup fourth round weekend after netting one and creating two of Bradford’s four goals against the Premier League's table toppers.

The 31-year-old former Sunderland striker tormented England defender Cahill on a number of occasions in the game and was able to carve out enough space inside the box to set his team up for an unforgettable win.

On all three occasions, the big frontman was able to get the ball to feet inside the box before turning in order to face the goal before making his decision. 

After the match, although much of the credit rightfully went to the Bradford frontman, big questions were asked of the Chelsea defender who has looked out-of-sorts recently at an important time of the season.

Arsenal legend Wright stressed that Stead’s dominance over Cahill had struck him.

‘’The way he dominated England centre-half Gary Cahill was a real eye-opener,’’ Ian Wright wrote in his SunSport Column.

‘’His [Jon Stead's] goal started the Bradford fight back and the way he held the ball and set up team-mate Mark Yeates for their killer fourth was as good as anything you’d see from a Diego Costa or Didier Drogba.’’

Jose Mourinho will no doubt be hoping Cahill can quickly bounce back from his horror performance against Bradford in order to ensure Chelsea don’t lose slip up against Liverpool in the League Cup or Manchester City in the Premier League.

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