Chelsea star singled out for special praise during Lille clash

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 27: Thomas Tuchel the head coach / manager of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge on January 27, 2021 in London, United Kingdom. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Sam Bagnall - AMA/Getty Images)

One Chelsea star has been singled out for special praise during the Blues' current outing. Chelsea are currently locked in Champions League action with Lille.

The Blues are facing off with the French outfit at Stamford Bridge in the first of two Round of 16 ties.

Chelsea headed into the game in pretty mixed form, but are facing a Lille side currently languishing in midtable in Ligue 1.

So, a Chelsea win on the day was to be expected and, so far, that looks set to happen.

The home outfit have dominated proceedings at the time of writing and are currently leading 1-0.

Kai Havertz, who came into the XI for Romelu Lukaku, headed Chelsea into the lead after just seven minutes.

Thiago Silva praised

And though it was Havertz who opened the scoring, another Chelsea player has been receiving special praise online.

That man is Thiago Silva who, despite being 37, is continuing to perform at the highest level for the Blues.

Just some of the reaction to Silva’s superb showing vs Lille can be seen below:

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