Maurizio Sarri has responded to questions regarding the situation surrounding the Chelsea captaincy – and the issue doesn’t look to be high on his list of priorities.
Gary Cahill is currently club captain, but has yet to play a minute for Chelsea so far this season. Sarri has suggested from the start that a new captain will be appointed, but the wheels on that have only recently started to spin.
Sarri has been continually questioned about who will replace Cahill. Will it be Cesar Azpilicueta? Eden Hazard? David Luiz? It remains incredibly ambiguous.
The reason why this is yet to be sorted has pretty much been revealed by the man himself, and the simple answer is that he doesn’t really care about it.
Discussing who wore the armband against PAOK on Thursday night, he’s quoted by JOE saying:
“I don’t remember who was the captain at the beginning of the game. Who was the captain? Willian?”
“And in the second part, Azpilicueta. I don’t know. I don’t remember. I understand that in England it is important. For me it is not so important.”
“I have my idea. I want to speak to the players and I want to speak to my club. It was not possible this week. Maybe it will be possible in the next week.”
When you have a John Terry or a Steven Gerrard in your team, who the captain is could play a considerable role. Out of our crop, however, it could be anyone.