Crystal Palace already have the heir to Luka Milivojević's throne - Red and Blue View
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Crystal Palace already have the heir to Luka Milivojević's throne - Red and Blue View


One question that isn’t really discussed much amongst Crystal Palace fans is who will wear the armband once Luka Milivojević leaves.

Of course, Wilfried Zaha has been named captain on a few occasions now, although James McArthur has since been named vice-captain and has skippered the side so far this term.

However, in our view, Zaha nor McArthur should be named captain when Milivojević reign as skipper comes to an end – Marc Guéhi should.

Why should Marc Guéhi captain Crystal Palace?

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Well, it’s been quite a week for the 21-year-old.

Guéhi was recently named captain of the England Under-21 side by Lee Carsley, and led the Three Lions out against Kosovo on Tuesday.

Thankfully, he won his first game as captain by two goals to nil.

Guéhi was also captain of England’s Under-17 side.

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The £18m man just oozes calmness, and already looks like such a natural leader despite his age.

It’s so easy to forget that he’s only 21 – we have a gem on our hands.

Aside from his impressive verbal conduct in interviews, it’s also the way Guéhi plays on the pitch that leads us to believe he’d be a superb skipper.

Assurance, composure and availability

To be a captain, you must set an example, which is another reason why we believe Guéhi will captain Crystal Palace one day.

Our No.6 never looks panicked on the ball during games, and gives off a sense of calmness that surely rubs off on his teammates.

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Additionally, Guéhi is extremely fit, and is practically an ever present.

He has played 90 minutes in all three of our Premier League games so far this season, and started 43 of Swansea’s 46 Championship games last term.

With all of the above taken into account, we’d put money on Guéhi becoming our captain one day – Patrick Vieira has a natural born leader on his hands.

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