If Chelsea regained defensive stability, it is thanks to the quick integration of Édouard Mendy but also to the arrival of Thiago Silva. The 36 year old Brazilian, who arrived from PSG, is doing a lot of good for this young team, which still lacks experience, despite a big blunder at Aston Villa at the beginning of the season.
At a press conference, Frank Lampard praised the former Parisian and believes that he sets an example for the younger players both in matches and in training.
“He had a huge influence. Even though he doesn’t speak English, his professionalism speaks for itself and inspires the other players. They respect him. He trains and prepares well, so it is easy to see why he has had this incredible career. We’re taking it easy on him, but when you look at his level of play and the way he trains, he’s really off to a great start with us,” the Blues coach told the press ahead of the Sheffield United reception on Saturday (6.30pm).
How much will Thiago Silva earn at Chelsea?
The journalist has now claimed that Silva will be penning a two-year contract with the Blues. The deal will be worth €6m per season.
Is Thiago Silva good?
The Brazil legend played alongside Thiago Silva with the national team and had high praise for his compatriot. He said: “Thiago Silva is without a doubt the best central defender in the world. He has incredible qualities. He is a symbol of elegance like Franz Beckenbauer.