And speaking to the Telegraph, the 27-year-old midfielder has admitted that it is something he would gladly do, even if Terry has a few years left in his career yet.
As one of the double-pivot in the midfield, Fabregas has already shown his worth as a technical player, but he has also received praise for his leadership qualities on the pitch. Even without the captain’s armband, the Spanish international is one of the men who can be counted on to dictate play, and he has impressively filled the void left by Frank Lampard’s departure in the summer.
For Fabregas, it is a role that has become second nature to him, having been handed the Gunners armband in 2008, when he was just 21-years-old. Having been captain at such a young age, he has grown into a role where the leadership was required of him, and, although not the skipper at Barcelona following his transfer to Camp Nou, he was still one of the senior members of the squad.
Despite playing for such a long time with Chelsea’s rivals in the North of London, Fabregas has become something of a club icon in his short stay at Stamford Bridge, and of all the current players in the squad, he is undoubtedly the best option to lead the team out following Terry’s departure from the game. And although it is something he would gladly do, Fabregas has admitted to the Telegraph that he doesn’t need the armband to display his leadership qualities.
“First, there are many great characters and John Terry will play for a few more years,” Fabregas said. “But if they ask me [to be captain], then why not? It’s not something I think about, though.
“Players at Arsenal can tell you better, when I was captain or wasn’t captain it didn’t change what I do. Even at Barcelona or here, if I have to tell something to the team or some players, I will do it. That’s my personality, that’s how I am. With the armband or without the armband, I feel always the same.”