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David Luiz open to Chelsea captaincy but expects Gary Cahill to be handed armband

David Luiz expects Gary Cahill to be named Chelsea captain (Picture: Getty)

Chelsea defender David Luiz admits he ‘enjoys’ the responsibility of being captain but expects centre-back partner Gary Cahill to be awarded the armband.

John Terry’s departure this summer means Chelsea’s armband is up for grabs for the first time in 13 years at Stamford Bridge.

Cahill and Cesar Azpilicueta are frontrunners for the captaincy but Luiz, 28, has also been touted as a potential skipper.

The Brazilian captained Benfica at a young age and the centre-back says he would relish the chance of becoming skipper, even if he does believe Cahill is destined to succeed Terry.

‘I already had the armband here and I always try to be a leader and try to help,’ said Luiz.

‘I love the responsibility. I was the youngest captain in Benfica’s history, so I have always taken responsibility.

‘When you play for big clubs you always have responsibility. This will just carry on

‘I think it continues to be Gary, why not? But it’s not about the armband, it’s about your leadership every day and your discipline and the way you try to help the team.’

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