Danny Murphy makes prediction about next Chelsea captain

Danny Murphy questions whether Branislav Ivanovic would be the right choice to become next Chelsea captain

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Danny Murphy has questioned whether Branislav Ivanovic would be the right choice to become the next Chelsea captain.

Current Blues skipper John Terry is widely expected to leave the defending Premier League champions in the summer when the 35-year-old’s contract expires.

Ivanovic, who moved to Stamford Bridge from Locomotiv Moscow in 2008, is one of the longest-serving players at the west London side.

The Serbia international has struggled with form throughout the campaign after the defending champions made a disappointing start to the defence of their league crown.

Former Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Murphy questioned whether Ivanovic would be the best man to succeed Terry in the captaincy role.

Asked if Ivanovic could captain Chelsea on a permanent basis, Murphy said: “Maybe.

“It depends on how many players that they bring in.

“Do they want more youth and athleticism in the back four because his form hasn’t been great this season.”

Ivanovic has scored one goal and has made two assists in 22 Premier League appearances so far this season.

The Serbian defender has netted 32 times in 343 appearances during his Chelsea career.

MORE: The latest Chelsea news and views

MORE: The latest Chelsea player tweets

The Blues face Southampton at St Mary’s in their next Premier League game on Saturday.

MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

The Sport Review
Four Man United signings Jose Mourinho needs in summer transfer window
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 40 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 25 footballers’ cars: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Real Madrid players feature
The Sport Review
Top 20 Nigerian footballers in Premier League: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Arsenal player wages 2017: Do you know how much Xhaka, Ozil and Coquelin earn each week?
The Sport Review
Halle 2017: 13th semi-final not unlucky for Roger Federer as he battles by Khachanov into 11th final
The Sport Review
Four Chelsea signings Antonio Conte needs this summer
The Sport Review
Halle 2017: Alexander Zverev fights back to beat Gasquet and set dream final vs Federer