With the current Chelsea captain, John Terry likely to end his career or leave Chelsea, there will be the need for the manager to appoint a new captain. The name is consistently being heard is Cesc Fabregas.
Cesc Fabregas is no stranger to the captain role after having lead Arsenal during his time at the Emirates. However, his past association with the Gunners can cause some of the fans not to agree with him being the captain. In fairness, it will all depend on the new manager and also on the players that might be coming in during the transfer period.
But among the current Chelsea players, there are very few that have shown some kind of leadership qualities, and it is only Cesc Fabregas that appears to be head and shoulders above the rest. The form of the Spaniard has also significantly improved during the second part of the season and will definitely be the perfect candidate to a role as the Chelsea captain.
Alternatively, it might be the Serbian BranislavIvanovic that could take over from John Terry. Indeed, he is currently the vice-captain, but it will all depend on whether he will still be in the team next season with rumors suggesting that there might be new defenders coming on the team.
The only constant critics against Fabregas are that he does not maintain his form throughout all the season. He can be the best performer on the pitch for a certain period of the season, but he ultimately fades out.
So far this season, he has appeared to be invigorated since the arrival of GuusHiddink and has been a constant threat from midfield for the opposition. If he can manage this form over the course of a season, he will definitely be the best candidate for the captain role at Chelsea.