When John Terry leaves Chelsea next season they'll be rather large shoes to fill, not because the centre back wears size 14s or anything but because the Blues will be in need of a new captain. Eden Hazard has named his choices.
Chelsea and Terry announced in a join statement recently that the pair will be parting ways when the season is over, with the club not offering their captain a new contract.
The 36 year old was in a similar position last year but Antonio Conte wanted to keep his experience around the club in his first season in charge at Stamford Bridge. This season there is no chance of reprieve.
Terry will leave Stamford Bridge this season, most likely with one more Premier League winners medal. Image: PA Images
Terry's future is still up in the air as he doesn't know what is coming next but the team's future is also up in the air as they don't yet know who their next captain will be.
Winger Eden Hazard has had his say on who he believes from the current side would make a good captain. Speaking to Sky Sports the Belgian said:
"I think we have some players who can be more than a captain in this team [than him]. I think we have some players who can be more than a captain in this team.
"Off the pitch I do not like to talk a lot. In England I think the captain has to talk and make people ready for the games. I am not this kind of guy, I can talk with my feet but it is not my job to talk to everyone.
"I think JT does this, Gary [Cahill], [Cesar] Azpilicueta and even Cesc. They deserve to be captain."
Terry or Cahill could be a future captain according to Hazard. Image: PA Images
The era at Chelsea that has seen Terry as captain also had the likes of Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba and Petr Cech as obvious leaders and back up captains to the centre back.
However the Blues might be lacking a little bit in terms of obvious captains to take over these days. Gary Cahill seems like an obvious choice to take the armband from Terry.
Hazard does the job for Belgium but clearly as he says he leads by example of playing well for the national team and it's not usually something that works at club level as it does internationally.
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