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Chelsea football club has a new captain.

John Terry wore the armband for over a decade, winning countless pieces of silverware and etching his name into the Chelsea hall of fame. However, following his departure from the Blues, we found ourselves without a leader.

According to the London Evening Standard, Terry’s void has now been filled. The paper report Antonio Conte has confirmed that Gary Cahill will be appointed club captain on a full-time basis.

The London Evening Standard quote Conte, who explains his choice of the new Chelsea skipper:

“I think that it’s right to continue with Cahill, if he plays, it’s right he’s the captain.”

“Why? Because he stayed in Chelsea for many years and played a lot of games and showed good characteristics to be this.”

Cahill captained the side for the majority of last season, and got his hands on the Premier League trophy in May. We have already tasted success with Cahill wearing the armband, so it would be absurd to change it.

It remains to be seen whether the England international will be a long-term option as captain, but he will certainly be a good stop-gap.

6 COMMENTS

  1. Club Captain and Captain on the field are two different things. Ask JT after last season. It’s a sensible play by Conte and a tactical one. My guess is that David Luis will captain the team on the pitch more often than Cahill next season.

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