Frank Lampard: This Chelsea star can replace John Terry as captain

The Chelsea legend believes Gary Cahill would be a good captain if called upon to succeed John Terry

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Frank Lampard believes Gary Cahill is a worthy successor to Chelsea captain John Terry.

The Blues defender has skippered the west London side throughout most of the 2016-17 season given Terry’s struggles to break into Antonio Conte’s first-team.

Cahill captained the Chelsea side on Friday night as Michy Batshuayi’s winner at West Bromwich Albion secured a second title in three seasons for the Blues.

Chelsea skipper John Terry is set to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the 2016-17 season after struggling to break into the Italian coach’s starting line-up.

Terry’s departure will mean Chelsea will have a new club captain at the start of the 2017-18 campaign as the west London side look to defend their Premier League crown.

Chelsea’s record goal-scorer Lampard believes Cahill is a good candidate to get the job on a permanent basis despite being a different type of leader than Terry.

“Yes [he will make a good captain],” Lampard told Sky Sports.

“He’s not like a John Terry captain, he’s not vocal in the dressing room pre-game, he’s a quieter lad and very tough on himself and his game.

“But he’s grown into that captaincy role.”

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Chelsea are sitting 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League table, having won the title with two games to spare.

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