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Chelsea may have spent extravagant reinforcements in January. But February brings another piece of good news that many football fans want to hear. That’s Thiago Silva new contract renewal!
The Brazil international was reward for his consistent performance. By being extend for another year. Which guarantees that he will stay at Stamford Bridge for the fourth season or until the age of 39.
No one would have expected Silva to stay at the club so long. When he joined on a free transfer in 2020 following the expiration of his Paris Saint-Germain contract.
Upon arrival, the question arose as to whether Silva could handle the pace of the Premier League given his age. And the mistake in the Premier League debut game, a 3-3 draw with West Bromwich Albion, further fueled those concerns.
Since then, however, Silva has gradually settled in and has proven to be the club’s best centre-back, helping Chelsea win the Champions League in 2021.
Chelsea, meanwhile, are in poor form and perhaps their worst since Silva moved to west London. Although many players took form to fall But his standards have hardly dropped.
Silva has made 22 starts in all competitions for Chelsea this season, with only Kai Havetz and Mason Mount starting more. Despite the problems with the form of the team’s play But they still have the joint third-best defensive record in the Premier League with 21 goals, only Newcastle United and Arsenal conceding fewer.
Silva has been very strong in defense even at the age of 38, according to Whoscored. He was dribble through just four times in 1,703 Premier League minutes in 2022-23.