Frank Lampard was losing his spark after Chelsea lost two consecutive league games. But the Blues look to be back in winning ways after their 3-0 victory over West Ham. it was all thanks to Thiago Silva’s opener and Tammy Abraham’s double.
However, Lampard has revealed that he was uncertain about signing Thiago Silva. Chelsea was investing lavishly in their attack in the summer. Signing Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, and Kai Havertz. But Frank was keen to reinforce his defense as well.
The English manager went on to sign Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell, and Edouard Mendy. The arrival of these stars has helped Chelsea bolster their defense. However, Frank reveals that signing Thiago Silva was an uncertain move by him. Frank Lampard was not doubting his ability to play. But was not sure if the Brazilian could play to his maximum considering his age.
Contrary to Lampard’s doubts, Thiago Silva has become a key member of the Chelsea squad. The 36-year-old is playing week-in, week-out for Chelsea. Silva also has two league goals to his name after last night’s goal. Frank Lampard is surely happy he did not give second thoughts about signing Thiago Silva.
Chelsea’s defense is more solid now
The west London side was among the clubs with the most goal concedes last season. Chelsea were the only ones to concede so many goals in the upper half of the table. But it is not the same now, thanks to Frank Lampard’s new defense.
The arrival of Edouard Mendy and Ben Chilwell has been key. Kepa Arrizabalaga was having a hard time keeping the ball away from the post. Whereas Mendy has been far better at keeping a clean-sheet. Ben Chilwell has also been great in defense even while advancing forward.
In addition to the duo, Thiago Silva is also playing a key role. The Brazilian veteran is the epitome of experience. Having played in the top form of football for several years. Silva has been able to have a commanding effect on the Chelsea defense.
Thiago Silva has a very good understanding of the game. This allows the Brazilian to understand opposition attacks and make countermeasures. Silva also guides his teammates to position themselves well, closing the gap on opposition attacks. This was the main thing missing at Chelsea last term.
Frank Lampard appreciates Silva
Thiago Silva came on a free transfer from PSG in the summer. Frank Lampard was quick to make a move for the veteran. But he was having second thoughts considering Silva’s age. Frank Lampard was on the pitch when he was 36, but had a very troubling time back then.
Frank Lampard explains that he was struggling to play with his age limiting him, via Sky Sports. The Blues manager was doubting that Silva might face similar hardships as well. But instead, Thiago Silva was able to keep playing consistently since his arrival. Frank applauds the Brazilian for keeping his form up.
Lampard understands that Thiago is very studious about the game. Silva is always looking for ways to improve his game. Frank also feels that with his level of understanding of the game, Thiago might be a great manager once his playing times are over.
Thiago Silva is a very dedicated player and gives his best for his team. Chelsea was making a good decision to sign him back in the summer. Not only will Thiago help Chelsea win games now, but he will also be passing down his experience to the Chelsea youngsters.