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David Luiz in line to be skipper?

May 1, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

John Terry believes David Luiz can eventually succeed him as Chelsea's captain.

David Luiz
GettyImagesDavid Luiz has made an instant impact at Stamford Bridge, with fans and players alike

David Luiz has become an instant crowd favourite at Stamford Bridge with his swashbuckling style and by fooling about in television interviews. And Terry believes his impact has been so great that he is now a shoo in for the skipper's armband.

Terry, 30, still has plenty of football left in him at the West London club, but told the Daily Star of the Brazil international defender: "David is incredible. To have such an impact at such an early stage of his career here is amazing.

"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. It's very different for him over here. He has played in Portugal with Benfica, so he is learning about our game all the time.

"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."