Chelsea’s next captain identified after victory over Liverpool

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Chelsea’s next captain has been identified following Thursday’s 1-0 victory over defending champions Liverpool.

Former Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp believes Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount is in line to become Chelsea’s next captain.

The 22 year old was an important player under former boss Frank Lampard and appears to have earned Thomas Tuchel’s trust, too.

“I think the best way to state what he is right now is the ultimate modern-day player,” Redknapp told Sky Sports.

“He can play in a two in midfield. He can play the No. 10. He can play wide left, wide right. He has that much quality, you could play him as a false 9 if you had to.

“He starts the press. His touch, he’s got finesse. I think he’s got everything to be the next Chelsea captain going forward.

“Chelsea didn’t produce players in that academy for such a long time and he got given an opportunity and he’s taken it with both hands.

“Right now, what would he be worth in the current market? He is just such a talent.

“You’re never going to sell him. He’s the dream player and one of your own.

“They’ve not done this before, the last one was John Terry, to have a player like him.

“Of course Reece James, he’s got a lot to do and he’s going to get better but he [Mount] leads the way for that team.”

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