Chelsea can use evergreen Thiago Silva to aid Todd Boehly’s Josko Gvardiol transfer pursuit
Thiago Silva continues to look impeccable in Chelsea’s defense, ideally giving additional opportunity to find his eventual replacement
Thiago Silva knows he has time on his side despite reaching the age of 38. He remains not only one of Chelsea’s nevertheless Europe’s best defenders, standing out in the most challenging environments.
His incredible longevity was emblematically reflected in the two games against the club where he began to cut his inheritance in Europe. In the first at Stamford Extension, he consistently moved forward and smothered the irregular attacking intentions of AC Milan with solace, most vehemently tackling Rafael Leao, which set a commanding vibe.
Albeit the second game at the San, Siro was molded by Fikayo Tomori’s excusal in the opening 20 minutes and Chelsea’s general control, Silva made a defining interception from a Sandro Tonali cross in the second portion of, a moment that might have started life into a disheartened Milan side.
Silva was asked about his Chelsea future on Monday in a press conference and was unsurprisingly saved from committing one way or the other.
“It isn’t the perfect opportunity to discuss new contracts, so I can not precisely answer this question,” The Brazillian said. “For me now, what is important is to continue playing to the undeniable level and helping the group accomplish the most ideal outcomes.
“Without a doubt, there will be a time when we should talk. It very well may be before the World Cup or after the World Cup because I need to know whether I will have a new contract with Chelsea for my family arrangements. It isn’t easy. If I won’t have a new contract, I should choose what to do, and likewise, for my family, this is an important decision, so we will witness what will.”
The reference to family links to his significant other Beauty, who has gained a well-known reputation amongst allies for her vocal help of Chelsea via online entertainment, singing amongst fans in the West Stand in May 2021 as Chelsea beat Leicester 2-1 and allies began to return to the stands following the initial episode of the Coronavirus pandemic. She was again seen celebrating Chelsea’s win with allies outside the San Siro on Tuesday night, proving the connection not only Thiago yet the Silva family have made with Chelsea.
Silva penned a new arrangement toward the beginning of the year, then sat next to former chief Marina Granovskaia, keeping him at Stamford Scaffold until the end of this season.
Like each of his season’s such long ways with the club, he is one of the top performers and doesn’t give off an impression of being slowing down. The looming Scene Cup in Qatar could erratically affect players’ fitness heading into the second 50% of the homegrown season, yet at the current moment, handing Silva a new contract feels like an easy decision for Todd Boehly.
An easier one than N’Golo Kante, who despite his incredible heritage at the club, cannot get away from the injury issues that have tormented his capacity to highlight for the past three years consistently. Or on the other hand that of Jorginho, who may be reaching a natural endpoint with the club looking to invest in younger legs.
“Brazil’s head coach Tite recently said that Thiago Silva is terrible for football. The reason he said that is a direct result of Thiago’s capacity to make something that is incredibly troublesome look very easy”. Jessica Frota, a Chelsea ally from Brazil tells football. London.
That was the mood at ssan Siro in today's game. Very good to be with you and feel this energy. Thanks bleus💙 @ChelseaFC pic.twitter.com/dTyTZ2DAKx
— Belle Silva (@bellesilva) October 12, 2022
“And that is not a result of his technical capacity, which we as a whole know is wonderful. Yet in addition his capacity to peruse the game, to position himself perfectly located with flawless timing.”
Silva has set the standards for his kindred companions, providing an indicator of consistency and excellence in coordinate. In and around the dressing room, that is logically invaluable to maintain for as long as conceivable, especially passing on shrewdness to younger names like Wesley Fofana and Trevoh Chalobah.
He is aiding any imminent quest for future defensive reinforcements that have been linked in recent weeks. Aside from leans against Dinamo Zagreb and Wolves, Silva has begun every other game up until this point this term.
“My thought process needs to be taken into account when we are talking about a potential contract extension is the way that even at 38, the level of his performances is not dropping and if anything they’re increasing,” Frota says.
Despite the nearly £100 million expense on Kalidou Koulibaly and Fofana in the previous transfer window, discuss interest in RB Leipzig’s Josko Gvardiol has not been silenced. Institute graduates Levi Colwill and Ethan Ampadu are on loan this season with Brighton and Spezia, individually, with the potential for them to return next summer and deal with internal solutions.
“I think Thiago Silva represents everything that Chelsea stands for. He’s a winner, he’s a mentality monster. He gives everything on the pitch, he battles for identification, and nothing unexpected fans made a bond with him.
“It would be wonderful if we got him on one more year, I think he has a ton to give us and to give Chelsea. However, you need to have in mind he is 38, and his minutes should be managed. Each time that he’s on the pitch, he performs. The professionals offset the cons of handing him a new arrangement”.
Likewise to Kante’s status, the defensive mind of Silva will be extremely difficult to imitate. Notwithstanding, his ongoing longevity at the core of Chelsea’s defense is buying time to plan cautiously for what’s in store.