It’s no longer news that legendary and iconic defender, John Terry is no longer at Chelsea. In hindsight, Mr. Chelsea who is now Chelsea’s most decorated and successful captain in history has left a huge void that needs to be filled by someone else. This means for the first time since 2004, Chelsea will be having a different player as club captain. Let’s look at the nominees:
He deputised as team captain in the absence of JT for almost the whole season and did exceptionally well. Like his former skipper, Cahill lead majestically from the back and came up with crucial goals like the one against Stoke City with fired up wild celebrations as Chelsea marched to the title. Not a bad choice for a captain, but his consistency level which can be questionable leaves much to be wondered than desired.
The Brazilian defender has all the qualities that makes a leader. His rebirth was and is still one of the wonders of English football. He was often criticised for his showboating and erratic style of play in his first stint at Chelsea, but now looks more assured, matured and composed. Conte’s magic wand may have been the transforming power, but the Brazilian looks back and better to not only lead Chelsea’s defence, but also the team.
If a captain is chosen based on star quality then obviously the Belgian playmaker is definitely the best choice. He is the creative force of Chelsea and the drive behind its successes. He has elegantly shouldered the responsibility of driving Chelsea’s attacking play which is an endearing leadership quality. He captains the Belgian National team, though he might not be outspoken as a person, but surely does his taking on the pitch.
Chelsea’s ‘Mr. Reliable’ is a superb player and another silent leader in the dressing room. His consistency, versatility and maturity makes him the ideal successor to JT. But just how he copes with a new level of responsibility of being Chelsea’s team captain is the obvious question which only time can tell.
The Spanish midfield magician is also another nominee for captaincy. Having already captained Arsenal in time past, the magician has all it takes to thrive in this role after doing so exceptionally well during his time at the Emirates. He will still do a job at Chelsea as well.
For me my obvious choice would be David Luiz. Let me leave it to you all to also decide. #teamtruebluesCFC. Cheers!