I've watched a lot of EPL matches lately, and I've realized how awkwardly the captains are chosen. The captains sometimes don't have many key qualities, or assist their team much.
What criteria make a player more worthy of being captain than others?
Here are some criteria I considered, and their exceptions:
West Ham's captain is Mark Noble who is a stranger to neutral fans compared to Dimitri Payet.
Liverpool's Jordan Henderson is injury-prone, and with an FPL score of 7, might as well be another benchwarmer.
Manchester City selected Vincent Kompany, a central defender who rarely moves up the pitch, as their captain.
Arsenal has Per Mertesacker, also a central defender, as their captain. Being the slowest on the team makes him an unlikely playmaker. The previous captain, Mikel Arteta, played as a defensive midfielder, which is slightly more reasonable for the position criteria.
Communication / Chemistry
Manchester City's Yaya Touré is one of few professional soccer players from Côte d'Ivoire. Based on KSI's gameplay video with him, it can be said that his English is not perfect.
Tottenham Hotspur has their goalkeeper, Hugo Lloris, as their captain, despite being the only French player on the team.
Are there any specific properties that make a player more suitable as captain?