CHELSEA have been told to appoint Raheem Sterling as their captain because he can lead the club to "something very special."
The declaration comes from Trevor Sinclair, who thinks Sterling's credentials and experience mark him out as the perfect fit for captain at the club.
Speaking on TalkSPORT breakfast, Sinclair said: "I think Sterling should go in at Chelsea and become the captain.
“If you look at it, he’s vice-captain of England and the only person who you can say has more experience than him is Thiago Silva and he’s getting on.
“You can’t build your team around someone who might be leaving at the end of the season.
“Everyone looks up to him. You hear young players all the time talking about how Sterling did this and how he helped them with that.
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“I think he could go in and be a great captain for Chelsea. He could lead that team to something very special.”
He also described Sterling as "a winner, and somebody who never gives up."
Sterling, 27, enjoyed seven trophy-laden years at Manchester City before swapping the North-East for London in a £50million deal earlier this month.
The England ace won four Premier League trophies with Man City, and added five League Cups and two FA Cup titles to his cabinet.
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Sinclair added: "Chelsea are desperate for an out-and-out winger.
"They’ve got a lot of No.10s and very samey players, but with Sterling you know what you’re getting – a player who will get chalk on his heels, get players in a one-on-one situation, take them on and get crosses and shots into the box."
During his time under Pep Guardiola, Sterling managed to net over 100 goals, making him just one of three players – the other two being Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero – to reach that tally.
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