Chelsea left-back Filipe Luis has given a surprising opinion on who the leader is in the first team.
The Brazilian hasn’t named the likes of John Terry or Didier Drogba as the side’s leader, but midfielder Cesc Fabregas, who has excelled since his move from Barcelona last summer.
“Cesc is the team's leader this season. He plays like he's 37 rather than 27,” said Luis.
Fabregas has settled back into Premier League life as though he’s never been away and added to his goal tally this season with a strike against Stoke last night.
He’s also at the top of the pile in terms of assists for goals, which shows he’s been one of the team’s most effective attacking players this season.
What bodes well for Chelsea is that they have different leaders all over the pitch.
Terry is capable of performing as a gritty captain, inspiring the best from his teammates while Fabregas is likely considered a leader by Luis, because of the way he pulls strings further up the pitch for the team.
Chelsea are top of the Premier League at Christmas and fighting on three other fronts for silverware, with the aim still an historic quadruple, which would be the first by an English team.