Chelsea name new vice-captain following Petr Cech’s departure

Chelsea have named their new vice-captain ahead of the new campaign, with Branislav Ivanovic taking the responsibility following Petr Cech’s move to Arsenal, the Daily Express report.

According to the Express, the 31-year-old revealed that the appointment made him very proud.

“I am very proud of that, to be the vice-captain of this team. This is something extra for me, more responsibility, and I will try to do it well for the team,” he explained.

However, he explained that being bestowed with the responsibility will not change what he perceives to be his role in the side.

“I am doing what I was doing before, trying to do my best. I will try to do that in the future as well but basically not a lot of things change. John Terry is the real captain and leader,” he added.

The Serbian has spent the last seven years with the Stamford Bridge outfit, and has won practically everything with the Blues, including two Premier League crowns – with the latest coming last season – three FA Cup trophies, and the Champions League.

And Ivanovic has not only established himself as one of the most consistent players in Jose Mourinho’s side, but also one of the most versatile.

He started every game during their most recent title-winning campaign, and was used at right-back for every appearance. However, he has proved equally as reliable playing in the centre of the back four, and is often seen darting down the line to support his teammates in attack.

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