Carlo calls for Terry as captain
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Desailly was released from his contract with Chelsea on Tuesday after six years at Stamford Bridge.
Desailly's departure leaves a huge void to fill as the Frenchman has been an inspirational figure at the West London outfit and Cudicini was a massive fan of the former Milan and Marseille man.
"Marcel has been one of the best defenders in the world," Cudicini told Sky Sports News.
"It was so comfortable having him in front of me.
"He was really helpful in many ways, a great player and a great guy."
Cudicini believes Terry is the ideal man to take over the captain's armband having played that role on many occasions last season when Desailly was not available.
"I think Terry can be captain," added Cudicini. "I think he will get the captaincy for sure, he is my choice."