Former Arsenal star tipped to become new Chelsea captain

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has hinted that former Arsenal star Cesc Fabregas could become the Blues’ next captain, Daily Star reports.

Fabregas made a £30million move from Barcelona to Stamford Bridge this past summer and according to Mourinho, the Spaniard is capable of replacing John Terry as the club’s new skipper.

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Before Chelsea’s 6-0 demolition over NK Maribor on Tuesday, the Portuguese manager hailed the 27-year-old’s attitude and professionalism.

Mourinho said: “He is a better guy than I thought.”

“He’s a fantastic guy, he’s a fantastic professional.

“Now I understand why at the age of 19 or 20 or 21 he was Arsenal captain.”

‘The Special One’ added: “When I am the manager at Chelsea the armband will go to another arm that has been in this club for many many years.

“But one thing is [the leader’s] brain needs to be connected with the manager, and his brain is connected to mine during matches.”

Fabregas has had a fantastic start to the campaign, scoring two goals and supplying nine assists in all competitions.