Villas-Boas was pressed by the media this morning if Terry's captaincy was up for discussion.
But he insisted: "John is the captain and will always be if he is available to play.
"I will look for other leaders and others to step up. But John is the captain.
"It would be wrong to suggest otherwise for someone who has done so much for this club and someone who is such a big part of the history of this club."