Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino may have to snub John Terry due to player's father


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Mauricio Pochettino will likely be snubbing a John Terry suggestion if he makes Reece James Chelsea's new captain this summer. The armband is up for grabs at Stamford Bridge after Cesar Azpilicueta's departure, and James' father has outlined his ambition to take on the mantle.

Real Madrid have been credited with an interest in the Chelsea right-back, who signed a new contract in 2022 but has seen close friends leave the club this summer.

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And Blues legend John Terry has weighed in on the captaincy debate on Twitter, claiming Pochettino's captain needs to play week in, week out.

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Pochettino may be going against Terry's views by opting for either, but there can be no doubting both have emerged as leading candidates for a reason.