‘Terrible headache’: Chelsea’s Thiago Silva reveals impact Premier League style is having on him

‘Terrible headache’: Chelsea’s Thiago Silva reveals impact Premier League style is having on him

Silva impressing

Thiago Silva joined Chelsea over the summer, following the expiration of his PSG contract.

And whilst the big-money additions of Kai Havertz and Timo Werner grabbed the majority of the headlines at Stamford Bridge, a case could certainly be made that Silva was as important a signing, if not more so, than the two German attackers.

The reason for this is that the Blues, under Frank Lampard, had previously been pretty frail at the back.

Since Silva’s arrival, though, this has completely changed.

Yes, he did make a mistake on his Premier League debut, as Chelsea shipped three vs West Brom.

But since then, Silva has featured six times in all competitions for the Londoners, a stretch across which they have conceded just one goal.

‘Terrible headache’: Chelsea’s Thiago Silva reveals impact Premier League style is having on him

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 07: Thiago Silva of Chelsea celebrates with teammate Ben Chilwell after scoring his team’s third goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Sheffield United at Stamford Bridge on November 07, 2020 in London, England. 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 Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Silva suffering from headache

Obviously, Silva can’t take all the credit, with the contributions of fellow summer arrivals Ben Chilwell and Edouard Mendy having also proven key to Chelsea’s recent defensive solidity.

Silva’s presence, and experience, though, have looked the most telling of all.

However, whilst his displays have been excellent of late, the stopper certainly appears to be feeling the impact of the all-action style of the Premier League.

Speaking during a recent interview, Silva confirmed that he has suffered with major headaches in the aftermath of Chelsea’s last two games, due to the constant aerial duels and high-paced style of play:

“After my last two games, I’ve had a terrible headache because there are non-stop aerial duels and a very high pace of play.”

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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