In a 1–0 win over Brest on 4 February 2011, Cabella struck a volley from a cross that struck the back of his teammate Geoffrey Dernis and went into the opposition's net for a goal. Cabella was credited with the assist.  On 11 February 2012 in a 3–0 victory over Ajaccio, Cabella scored with a right-footed shot across Ajaccio's keeper after being put away by Olivier Giroud.  On 20 May 2012, he won the Ligue 1 title for Montpellier HSC over PSG, for the first time in the club's history. Cabella scored the first goal of the 2013/2014 ligue 1 season against champions PSG in a 1-1 draw.