Chelsea have been on a fine run of form as of late, but a majority of their defensive improvements from last season can be credited to Thiago Silva’s performances at the backline. Despite being past his mid-30s, the Brazilian manages to compete at the highest level and leaves no room for doubt.
While he was impressive under Frank Lampard in the first half of the season, the centre-back has impressed even further in the second half of the season, under Thomas Tuchel. Despite joining only at the beginning of the season, Silva has been very responsible and has also taken up the captain’s armband on numerous occasions, performing amazingly despite the increased pressure.
Silva and Tuchel have been reunited at Stamford Bridge, and they worked together at Paris Saint-Germain. The manager has immense respect for the player, and the feeling is mutual.
Chelsea are now planning to extend Thiago Silva’s contract at the club. The player originally joined on a one year deal, with the option to extend should the club think it necessary. And given the fact that Silva has been one of the best in the league, and is one of the first names on the team sheet, the Blues will be more than happy to have him stay.
According to transfer insider Fabrizio Romano, via his Twitter account, Chelsea are entering negotiations to extend Silva’s contract for another year. The board is set to begin talks with the player’s agent soon, and the general feeling regarding the deal is a very positive one.