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Cesar’s double century – we choose a captain’s 11

Our current skipper led the side for the 200th time in our last game so to celebrate his landmark, we select an all-time Chelsea side made up entirely of Blues captains…

After reaching the milestone of 200 games as captain, Cesar Azpilicueta is a shoo-in for our skippers’ selection – but who else would make it into a team made up of those who have worn the armband with distinction?

It’s quite some achievement for the Spaniard, who first captained the Blues in an FA Cup semi-final win over Tottenham Hotspur in 2017. Now, a little more than five years on, he’s done it more often than almost any other player since the Second World War

John Terry skippered us 580 times, Ron Harris 324 and Dennis Wise 298; all three of them obviously make this team, along with Azpi. Read on to find out who joins them in a 5-4-1 formation – unsurprisingly, it was rather tougher to pick defenders than attackers…

Cesar Azpilicueta

Azpi is approaching 10 years at the club, but he had to wait six years to wear the captaincy regularly, initially during Maurizio Sarri’s first season – when Gary Cahill rarely featured – before taking on the role on a more formal basis under Frank Lampard. He has won the lot as a Blue, leading by example both on and off the pitch, and he is the only man to lead us to Club World Cup glory.

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