Thiago Silva has been nothing short of sensational since he made a move across the bridge from Paris Saint Germain on a free basis back in the summer of 2020/2021.
In his debut season, he was able to lead Chelsea to their second ever UEFA Champions League title despite having a slow start to the season as the 36 year old Brazilian defender initially found it difficult to adapt to the pace and tenacity of the game in the Premier League.
Chelsea however opted to extend Silva’s contract by a year following a series of wonderful performances showcased by the former Paris Saint Germain captain in the just concluded 2020/21 campaign.
Thiago Silva seems to have fully adapted to the pattern of play in the Premier League as he helped Chelsea keep one of the league’s most dangerous players in Heung Ming Son and Harry Kané at bay during Chelsea’s win over Tottenham Hotspur at the White Hart Lane stadium.
Thiago Silva’s game by numbers vs. Spurs:
100% aerial duels won
100% shot accuracy
7 ball recoveries
5 duels won
5 touches in the opp. box
4 aerial duels won
1 goal scored
0 fouls committed
0 goals conceded
Watch his highlights here