Chelsea skipper hails 'incredible' Luiz

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Chelsea captain John Terry has paid tribute to central defensive partner David Luiz.

The £22 million January signing has become an instant cult hero at Stamford Bridge with his cavalier style of defending and ability to start attacks for the Blues.

Terry has been quick to pay tribute to the Brazilian international, and thinks Luiz could be a future captain for Chelsea.

"David is incredible. To have such an impact at such an early stage of his career here is amazing," the England international told the Daily Star.

"Normally, when a player first comes in it will take him at least three or four weeks to settle but David has come in and hit the ground running straight away."

"We are talking long-term here but, for me, with the quality he has, he is possibly a future captain of this football club. David is a great lad. He wants to learn and improve every day. That is something we will get to see the longer he is here."


Alongside Terry, the former Benfica star has helped form a formidable defensive partnership that has seen Chelsea shoot back into the title race.

With yesterday's controversial 2-1 win over Spurs and Manchester United losing at Arsenal, the Blues sit three points behind Sir Alex Ferguson's side with a trip to Old Trafford coming next weekend.

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