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Terry is appointed Chelsea captain

LONDON, England -- Jose Mourinho has made England defender John Terry Chelsea's new captain for next season.

The Portuguese manager was looking for an Englishman to replace Frenchman Marcel Desailly and he has gone for Terry, with Frank Lampard as his vice-captain.

Mourinho made his decision after talking to all his players and Terry emerged as the almost unaminous choice.

Mourinho has also formed a committee of four senior players to help the captain improve communication between team and management.

"We have all decided who the captain will be, not just me. I gave the players my opinion, they gave me their views and it was 90 per cent the same," said Mourinho.

"A group of four experienced players, Claude Makelele, Carlo Cudicini, Eidur Gudjohnsen and Celestine Babayaro will give John and Frank support."

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