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Chelsea handed boost as defender “prepared” to open talks over new contract

Chelsea handed boost as defender “prepared” to open talks over new contract

Chelsea’s defensive prowess

Chelsea’s defence has been brilliant so far this campaign, conceding just 4 goals in the Premier League, which leaves them sitting atop the table.

Beyond the current campaign, however, it is looking far less rosy.

At present, all of Thiago Silva, Antonio Rudiger, Cesar Azpilicueta and Andreas Christensen are set to depart on free transfers as their contracts in west London come to an end.

It would represent a massive blow to the club, with the quartet representing all of Chelsea’s most experienced defenders.

However, the Blues have at least been handed a small boost on that front.

Silva set to stay

As per trusted transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano, one Chelsea defender is ready to commit his future to the club.

The player in question?

Thiago Silva.

The 37-year-old has been in brilliant form of late, making 14 appearances for the Blues this season in a defence that has conceded just 1 goal in that time. And now, he is set to be rewarded.

As per Romano:

“Thiago Silva’s understood to be prepared and open to talk with Chelsea over new contract until June 2023. He loves the club, fans, atmosphere in the dressing room and he’s in great relationship with Tuchel.”

Will Chelsea’s other defenders follow suit, or will Thiago Silva be part of a reshuffled backline at Stamford Bridge next season?

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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1 Chelsea FC 14 27 33
2 Manchester City 14 21 32
3 Liverpool FC 14 31 31
4 West Ham United 14 8 24
5 Arsenal FC 14 -3 23
6 Tottenham Hotspur 13 -4 22
7 Manchester United 14 0 21
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 14 0 21
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 14 -2 19
10 Leicester City 14 -3 19
11 Crystal Palace 14 -1 16
12 Brentford FC 14 -2 16
13 Aston Villa 14 -4 16
14 Everton FC 14 -7 15
15 Leeds United 14 -7 15
16 Southampton FC 14 -7 15
17 Watford FC 14 -7 13
18 Burnley FC 13 -6 10
19 Norwich City 14 -20 10
20 Newcastle United 14 -14 7

Premier League 21/22

Topscorers
Disciplinary
Assists
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 13
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 7
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 6
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 6
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 6
Raphinha Leeds United 6
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 5
King, Joshua Watford FC 5
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 5
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 5
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 5
Pukki, Teemu Norwich City 5
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United 5
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 5
Cornet, Maxwel Burnley FC 5
Sarr, Ismaila Watford FC 5
James, Reece Chelsea FC 4
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 4