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Gary Cahill has been confirmed as the captain of Chelsea for the 2017/18 campaign and will take over from former skipper John Terry.

Cahill wore the armband for most part of last season in Terry’s absence and is now the team’s leader.

Speaking of being Chelsea’s captain, the 31-year-old said: He said: “The players that have left the club in recent years are huge names in the sport, huge personalities and characters. But you hope that you can fill those shoes, they are big shoes to fill.

“But football evolves. You saw that in the Manchester United team that won the treble. Obviously people get old and move on, it will happen to me at one stage. A few more years on the clock and you have to move on – that’s football

Speaking about new signings, Cahill added: “We have to try and adapt, bring personalities and big players into the club. I’m sure the signings we have made are going to improve this squad.

“We are very excited as players to have them here. It’s also about getting numbers though the door because we are going to play a lot of games this season. We need a healthy squad and a very high quality squad.”

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