John Terry snubs Jorginho as he picks Mount as Chelsea's next captain

John Terry snubs Jorginho as he picks Mason Mount, 23, as Chelsea’s next captain… with out-of-contract Cesar Azpilicueta Barcelona-bound at the end of the season

  • John Terry says Mason Mount should take the captain’s armband in the future
  • Terry says that the 23-year-old would be a good successor for Cesar Azpilicueta
  • The former England star ‘loves’ Azpilicueta style says Mount is the ‘progression’ 
  • He thinks that Mount has the ‘ability to grab a game by the scruff of the neck’
  • Terry also says the fans will love the fact he is Chelsea ‘through and through’ 

Former England skipper John Terry has tipped Mason Mount to take over as the Chelsea captain once Cesar Azpilicueta leaves the club.    

Terry says he ‘loves’ Azpilicueta’s leadership style but insists Chelsea must hand the captain’s armband to the 23-year-old to make any real ‘progression’.  

Terry says Mount has the ‘ability to grab a game by the scruff of the neck’ and claims his devotion to Chelsea Football Club will stand him in good stead with the fans.

John Terry has heaped praise on Mason Mount and said he should be Chelsea’s next captain

As a result, Terry has snubbed Jorginho – who has been linked with taking over the captaincy once Azpilicueta leaves. 

Like Terry, Mount plied his trade in Chelsea’s academy ranks before making the grade within the first team. 

Having cemented his place in the starting XI, Mount was handed the armband during their FA Cup fourth-round win over Luton in 2021. 

Mount was given the responsibility by former manager Frank Lampard – who was sacked following the game – but Terry believes Thomas Tuchel is afford him the same honour.  

When asked about Azpilicueta’s reign as captain and his potential successor, Terry told alibendertv: ‘He [Azpilicueta] has been superb and as you said, there are many ways to skin a cat.

Mount was handed the armband during Chelsea’s FA Cup fourth-round win over Luton in 2021

That game marked former manager Frank Lampard’s final game in charge of the Blues

‘He does it differently. His performances first and foremost have to speak for themselves, and they certainly do that. 

‘When your captain it’s important that you are a consistent performer, week in and week out. You give a solid seven or eight out of 10 every week. He does that for the group. 

‘And again, he is that example for everyone else to follow. I love what he does but I think the progression from that would probably lead itself to Mason for me. 

‘I think Mason has got the ability to go on and I think he’s capable of grabbing the game by the scruff of the neck if we need to. 

However, Terry thinks that Mount will be afforded the same opportunity under Thomas Tuchel 

Terry says Mount would be the perfect successor for current Blues captain Cesar Azpilicueta

‘The Chelsea fans relate to him. He is Chelsea through and through. His family are as well. I would personally love to see Mason take it.’

Mount has been excelling on the domestic and international stage. He has become a pivotal players in both Tuchel’s squad and Gareth Southgate’s squad. 

Therefore, it comes as no surprise that Terry has identified his as Azpilicueta’s potential successor. 

Azpilicueta has been linked with a move away from Chelsea this summer – with Barcelona touted as his most likely destination.  

The 32-year-old captain has won every trophy up for grabs during his ten-year stint at Stamford Bridge. He has also won the hearts of the Chelsea faithful. 

Therefore, his departure from the club would come as a blow to the Blues, but Terry believes Mount is ready to fill his shoes. 

As a result, Terry has snubbed Jorginho – who has been linked with taking over the captaincy

At Chelsea, Terry won five Premier League trophies and two Champions League crowns

Terry – who won five Premier League titles, two Champions League crowns, five FA Cups and three League Cups during his career at Chelsea – has been keeping tabs on the current squad. 

He even visited a few of them when he attended England’s training session at Tottenham ahead of their friendly with Ivory Coast.   

Terry – who returned to Chelsea in December as a part-time coaching consultant for the club’s academy – was seen standing at the side of the pitch. 

The former captain – dressed in all black – was pictured with his hands in his pockets as he watched the squad stretch. 

Terry has gone down as a legend in English football. He made his Three Lions debut in 2003 and three years later he became the captain.

However, he was stripped of the title in 2010 following allegations he had an affair with Wayne Bridge’s former partner. 

Terry was seen keeping an eye on Gareth Southgate’s England squad ahead of their friendly 

During his career, Terry wore the armband for England and earned 78 caps for his country 

His captaincy was reinstated in March 2011 but he was relieved of his duties again just 11 months later. 

Terry had been banned for four matches and fined £220,000 for racially abusing QPR defender Anton Ferdinand.

However, Terry was cleared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court of racially abusing Ferdinand. But, the investigation into the matter was a factor in his international retirement. 

Nevertheless, throughout his career, Terry earned 78 England caps and a host of accolades at Chelsea. 

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