After we suggested that William Gallas would walk straight back into the side for Monday night’s game against Aston Villa, it was obvious, following Younes Kaboul’s performance in the match that the younger French defender has become one of the first names on Harry Redknapp’s team sheet.
Harry himself hailed Kaboul after the match,
“Younes Kaboul’s heading was incredible, he dominated,” said Harry, before going on to claim that the centre half is finally beginning to realise his potential.
But it wasn’t just the heading that stood out as Kaboul showed deceptive pace to track and rob the speedy Gabriel Agbonlahor on occasions.
Recognition at full international level will have helped his form and his new found consistency will doubtless lead to more rumours of transfer bids from his homeland and beyond.
For the time being however, Younes Kaboul has taken advantage of injuries sustained to some of his team mates and never mind William Gallas, when Michael Dawson eventually returns to full fitness it seems likely that he will also have to wait his turn behind the dominant Kaboul.