Chelsea: Top five captain contenders

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John Terry can't go on forever and at some point Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho will have to identify a new captain to take over from the Blues icon. 

Terry, who at 32-years-old, continues to star for the Stamford Bridge outfit, but will at some point hang up his boots. 

And after having so much success with the Blues, just who can replace him?

Let's take a look at the five contenders: 

5. Petr Cech

Petr Cech is without a doubt one the most outstanding candidates to replace John Terry as Chelsea skipper. 

A leader from between the sticks, Cech has more than enough experience to take the captaincy. 

However, at 31-years-old and with Thibaut Courtois impressing in La Liga on loan, Cech's long term status as Chelsea's No.1 is in doubt, which means he may not be given the job as skipper. 

4. Juan Mata

Juan Mata has starred for the past couple of years at Stamford Bridge and is surely in with a chance of replacing Terry. 

The Spaniard, at 25, is at the right age to take on the role, however with Jose Mourinho moving him in-and-out of the team on a regular basis, perhaps he's unlikely to take the armband.  

3. David Luiz

Like Mata, David Luiz can never be sure if he's going to be in the starting XI at Stamford Bridge.

However, if he can start to perform on a regular basis and  eventually take over from Terry as the Blues' centre-back, then maybe he can also take over the Chelsea legend as captain. 

He certainly has more than enough about him to take on such an important role. 

2. Branislav Ivanovic

Ivanovic is one of Chelsea's most experienced stars and at 29-years-old he still has a lot to offer. 

The captain of the Serbian national side, Ivanovic could comfortably slot into Terry's role. 

1. Gary Cahill

The England international, like Terry, is extremely vocal on the pitch and seems the ideal man to take over the armband at Stamford Bridge. 

Cahill looks ready to take Terry's centre-back role in the team as well as the captain. An experienced Premier League star, the 27-year-old has all the qualities to eventually take over from Terry. 

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