Thiago Silva will need an oxygen mask – Former Chelsea player, Criag Burley

The former Chelsea player has admitted that Thiago Silva being the lead defender in a squad as Chelsea will require him using an Oxygen mask.

Having completed his move to Chelsea, Thiago Silva is faced with a squad equipped more with attackers than defenders.

With the recent adventurous look of the Blues, former Chelsea player, Craig Burley has detailed that Thiago Silva will have to work harder to cope with the tasks he will be faced with at the club.

“Thiago Silva is going to need an oxygen mask because there is only N’Golo Kante in there who has got any defensive qualities,” Burley told ESPN FC.

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“That’s going to be the difficulty for Lampard, striking the balance.

“Mason Mount, who really flourished in his first season in the Premier League, is an attacking player, Kai Havertz played a lot of the season at Leverkusen as a striker, and then you add the front three [Werner, Ziyech and Christian Pulisic] in and it’s ‘over to you N’Golo Kante’ because nobody else is going to be defending!

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“Striking a balance with [Mateo] Kovacic or somebody else in there is going to be key.

“Chelsea had one of their worst seasons defensively last year, they lost a heck of a lot of goals, so Lampard knows that he needs to make sure he solidifies his back line, which was a big problem for them.

“Chelsea are going to be great to watch, you just don’t know which way!”

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Frank Lampard being gifted attacker during his playing days has adapted same format to his managerial duties as his first season in charge of the Blues displayed how attacking the Blues was and will be in this coming season.

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Chelsea already have put in works to fill the defensive leaks that had caused them a lot in the past campaign and will look to star most of their recent signing when they come up against Brighton on September 14th.

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