I'm not ready to make Luiz my captain yet, insists Chelsea boss Benitez amid doubts over Terry's future
12:54 GMT, 16 April 2013
13:15 GMT, 16 April 2013
Rafa Benitez has dismissed claims that David Luiz is in line to replace John Terry as the long-term captain of Chelsea.
Terry was left out of Chelsea’s FA Cup semi-final defeat to Manchester City at the weekend and has missed a number games this season.
Goalkeeper Petr Cech led the side in Terry’s absence at Wembley on Sunday, but Luiz has been cited as a possible long-term replacement.
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But Benitez played down the suggestion saying he did not want to praise the Brazilin too much.
‘I don’t want to talk about the future when we’re involved in top four challenge and Europa League. He’ one of the important players we have, there are others, I don’t want to give too much credit to him. He is a key player and will be in the future.’