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Since John Terry’s Chelsea departure this summer, everyone associated with Chelsea have wondered who would be Chelsea’s next captain.

Gary Cahill deputized for Terry for much of last season and Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has revealed the 31-year-old defender is Chelsea’s new captain.

“I think that it’s right to continue with Cahill, if he plays, it’s right he’s the captain,” Conte said as quoted by Football London.

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

“I think every single player must improve in this (being big personalities in the dressing room) and understand [they have] to take more responsibility because we lost big players and we need now to find these new players to create this fundamental for Chelsea. It is very important for our future success to create this base.

“But I think right now it’s right to give the armband to Gary. He’s playing with the club for many years, he has the right characteristic to be a good captain.”

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