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Cesar Azpilicueta is hoping to be named Chelsea captain this week as Maurizio Sarri is expected to choose the Spaniard ahead of Eden Hazard.

Gary Cahill hasn’t played much for the Blues this term and this has seen Azpilicueta being handed the captain’s armband in Chelsea’s games this season.

Sarri was expected to have named his captain before now but opted against it with the intention of assessing his squad the more.

The Italian tactician revealed last week that he wanted to have a meeting with the club before making an announcement on who would be the club’s captain.

‘I want to speak with my club face to face before I tell you my decision. I think it’s right the club knows my decision before the journalists,’ said Sarri.

‘It has been impossible in the last two or three weeks, but I think it will be possible next week.’

Reports from the Telegraph suggest that Azpilicueta believes he’s leading the race to be the next captain at Chelsea.

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He also hopes that the announcement is made this week. He is every eager to be captain ahead of Hazard but will definitely respect Sarri’s final decision.