Frank Lampard lavishes ‘brilliant’ Thiago Silva with praise following impressive start to Chelsea career

Frank Lampard lavishes ‘brilliant’ Thiago Silva with praise following impressive start to Chelsea career

Chelsea down Sheffield United

Chelsea welcomed Sheffield United to Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening for a Premier League clash.

The Blues headed into the tie in fine form, both domestically and in Europe.

United, on the other hand, were yet to pick up a single win in the Premier League this season.

As such, it came as little surprise when the southwest London showdown played out true to form.

The visitors actually took the lead in the clash with nine minutes gone, via David McGoldrick.

However, an inspired display from Chelsea’s summer recruits, in particular Hakim Ziyech, saw the Blues eventually come away with a dominant 4-1 win.

Check out the highlights below:

Highlights: Chelsea 4-Sheffield United 1

Lampard praises Silva

Though it was Ziyech who grabbed the majority of the headlines in the aftermath of Saturday’s matchup, several of Chelsea’s other summer signings also thoroughly impressed.

One such player whose display may have gone under the radar somewhat was Thiago Silva.

The veteran stopper has played a key role in transforming Chelsea’s previously shaky backline into one of the most solid in the Premier League.

And, speaking after his side’s latest win, Frank Lampard was keen to heap praise on Silva:

“I knew the player that he was when he came here because of the career he had. 

“He played in the Champions League final a few weeks before coming here, but his level of performance since he’s been here, without much of a pre-season, the influence, individual performance, the way he is between games, he attacks training so diligently.

“He looks at opposition when we are having meetings, he wants to know. So I have a lot of conversations with him. He has been brilliant, I can’t say enough about him. Then he gets the goal today, a very good goal. He has made a big impact.

“I am very open to make sure we give him the best rest in between and make things easy for him. He looks fit, he is fit, he’s fresh and he is helping and rubbing off on others around him. Long may that continue.”

Quotes via Goal.

See also: First photos of Chelsea’s blue and yellow 2021-22 home kit leaked

Chelsea 4-1 Sheffield United: Magical Ziyech inspires as Blues summer signings continue to make the difference


This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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