Chelsea confirms club captain for the 2023/2024 season campaign
In an official statement, the pride of London, Chelsea has confirmed the player that would captain the team in the 2023/2024 season.
Chelsea has unveiled and confirmed the player that would captain the London side as the 2023/2024 club football season commences on Friday, August 11, 2023.
Who is the new captain of Chelsea FC for the 2023/2024 season?
Chelsea confirmed that defender Reece James would be the new captain of the Blues this season following the departure of Azpilicueta.
The official statement read, "Reece James has officially been confirmed as Chelsea Football Club’s new captain. A boyhood Blues supporter who joined our Academy at six years old, Reece was the club’s standout choice to lead us on and off the pitch this season."
Speaking on his new role at the club Reece said, "I'm so happy to take on the role and responsibility, I know I've got big shoes to fill because we have had huge captains here in the past, but I am excited. I have been at Chelsea pretty much my whole life. I started here when I was six and to come through the Academy is tough. But to go on and become captain, it's a great feeling for me and my family."
Head coach Mauricio Pochettino also added, "This is a decision taken by me and the club. We are very pleased Reece will captain the side this season. He leads by example and his attitude and dedication to Chelsea has been clear throughout pre-season. He proudly wore the armband during our summer tour and will take up the challenge of leading our squad with his own approach and ideas."