Chelsea’s captain Jelle van Damme has been given the green light to take the reins on the new-looking Chelsea defence.
The Chelsea defender made his debut against Tottenham last weekend and has been training with his new team-mates under new head coach Andre Villas-Boas, who took over at the end of last season.
The Belgium international was also spotted on Friday wearing a new number of Chelsea colours at Stamford Bridge, which were inspired by the colours worn by the new Premier League club’s fans.
Chelsea have made the most changes of all the Premier League clubs since Villas–Boas took over, with the likes of Ashley Cole, Eden Hazard and Frank Lampard all departing in the summer.
However, Chelsea have a full squad to select from in the squad for next season’s Champions League, with goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who made his first start for the club last weekend, returning from injury.
Chelsea are also planning on bringing in new defensive players to the squad this summer, with defensive midfielder Willian, midfielders Juan Cuadrado and Gary Cahill, and striker Didier Drogba all set to return from their respective injuries this season.