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Eden Hazard does not see himself as a suitable candidate to replace John Terry as the Premier League leaders' captain next season.

Terry will leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the 2016-17 campaign, meaning Antonio Conte will have to name a new first-choice skipper.

Gary Cahill has worn the armband in Terry's absence this season and appears to be the leading candidate to succeed his fellow centre-back in 2017-18, but Hazard's name has also been mentioned due to his role as Belgium captain.



However, the 26-year-old feels he does not have the characteristics needed to serve as skipper in the Premier League.

"I think we have some players who can be more than a captain in this team," Hazard told Sky Sports.

"When I talk to you at the national team, I do not know if I am a good captain, but I am a captain on the pitch.

"Off the pitch I do not like to talk a lot. In England I think the captain has to talk and make people ready for the games. I am not this kind of guy, I can talk with my feet but it is not my job to talk to everyone.

"I think JT does this, Gary [Cahill], [Cesar] Azpilicueta and even Cesc. They deserve to be captain."

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