Chelsea have landed themselves a fair few top class signings during this summer’s transfer window, and they all bring a lot individually to the table.
Whether it’s extra creativity, goals, or defensive stability – the signings that Frank Lampard has made this window has vastly improved the squad.
One thing he REALLY needed though was some leadership and extra quality at the back, and bringing in Thiago Silva helped solve that issue in an instance.
Arguably, the Brazilian international was the best signing of the summer, because Lampard’s backline has been his real achilles heel. Sure, there are more issues being worked on that wont change from bringing in Silva alone, but his leadership and presence alone will and already is making a huge difference.
But don’t take my word for it, just check out these heartfelt words from Kurt Zouma and Ben Chilwell to see exactly what a difference Silva is already making.
Zouma told the Chelsea website:
“You can see straightaway, as soon as he [Thiago Silva] walked through the door at Cobham, he gives advice to the players around him, he’s really good with people and you can definitely see he has very good leadership skills.
“Everyone has welcomed Thiago into the group and we are all happy he’s with us at Chelsea.
“I’m very excited to work with Thiago,’ he added on a personal note, ‘but I don’t think I’m the only one, a lot of the guys here at Chelsea feel exactly the same. We are all excited to play with him and to learn from him. He’s got great experience at the highest level, he’s won a lot of titles and last season he played in the Champions League final.
“For me, he’s got everything. He’s calm on the ball, he can defend very well, his positioning is great. I’m very happy he’s here and excited to learn from him.”
Their other team mate Ben Chilwell also had heaps of praise for Silva adding:
“Ever since he came in the building, when he is in the room he has a presence about him, and he makes everyone want to do well and standards will never slip, which they shouldn’t anyway.
“He demands quality and assures the whole team around him so it is great to have him in there with us, and he talks throughout the whole game.”