Is Gary Cahill the best choice to replace Terry as Chelsea captain?

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Gary Cahill is at evens with the bookies to eventually replace John Terry as Chelsea captain

Former Bolton Wanderers defender Gary Cahill has been placed at evens by the bookies to eventually replace John Terry as Chelsea's next permanent captain. 

Beating off illustrious competition in the form of Cesc Fabregas, Diego Costa, Eden Hazard and Nemanja Matic, Cahill has been named favourite to eventually take the armband from John Terry.

BWIN odds on the next Chelsea captain:
1/1 - Gary Cahill
2/1 - Cesc Fabregas
9/1 - Diego Costa
12/1 - Eden Hazard
12/1 - Oscar
14/1 - Thibaut Courtois
50/1 - Nemanja Matic

The 28-year-old was brought in during the January 2012 transfer window for a relatively small £7 million but was quickly able to establish himself as a key player at Stamford Bridge.  

In the same season he signed in, Cahill was able to help Chelsea to a Champions League and FA Cup double after their fortunes began to improve. The following year, in his first full season at the club, he was able to help guide Chelsea to Europa League glory as well as back into the top four of the Premier League. However, last season was arguably Cahill's finest at Stamford Bridge even if the awards didn't come the club's way. 

In 35-months at Chelsea, the England international has made 126 appearances in all competitions, scoring 11 goals. He has also won three major trophies - FA Cup, Champions League and Europa League - and was named in the 2014 Premier League PFA Team of the Year. 

Although people say bookies are rarely wrong, it's almost impossible to bet at this moment in time to who will eventually be the successor to John Terry as it is possible someone could be brought in for that exact role. 

Cahill is a fantastic option, as proven by his promotion to the vice-captain role in the England team, but will know he faces illustrious competition.

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