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Chelsea defender Gary Cahill is in line to succeed John Terry as captain of the Premier League champions next season, manager Antonio Conte said on Friday.

For many in football, the 2016-17 season has simply been the start of their English Premier League story.

Sunderland, meanwhile, are on a mission to restore their pride ahead of life in the second tier, with a positive performance at the Emirates Stadium preceding their trip to Stamford Bridge.

Conte is yet to confirm whether captain John Terry will start or be used as a substitute during his Stamford Bridge finale.

‘(This season) we started well and we won the league, but next season we will be in trouble if we don’t work hard like we did this season. And then to help [goalkeeper] Thibaut [Courtois] to win the golden glove.

Terry has won five Premier League titles, five FA Cups, three League Cups, two Community Shields, one Champions League and one Europa League at Chelsea. He is a legend of the club, in this season he has been very important to win the title.

John Terry also scored in a rare start but two defensive lapses from the 22-year Chelsea man nearly allowed Watford to salvage a draw before Fabregas’ late victor.

“My wife Elisabetta and I decided in January that my daughter would finish school in Turin”. However, even the most hopeful of Chelsea fans couldn’t have expected a first season such as this.

“It’s important to take your time and take the best decision for him and the best solution”, Conte said.

But Conte said: “John is strong and the moments I have called him to play he has shown this”. I think John has all of these characteristics. Then they won the Premier League and ended up in tenth position the following year. “I am not going to stay here on my own for another year“.

“If you feel this, then it’s right to continue your career”.

“Mind you, we have got a lot of players who have got Premier League experience here, but maybe some of the younger players who will get a chance to have a look at it will see what it’s like and hopefully those times we can have in the future”. I want to say thanks to my players.

“The lads accepted new methods: very intense training sessions, the diet, the video analysis and importance of details”.

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