The 36-year-old Brazilian center-back joined Chelsea on a free transfer from Paris Saint Germain during the 2020 summer transfer window. He made the switch after spending 8 years of his football career at the French club where he reigned as the club’s captain for a couple of seasons.
Before he left PSG, the Brazilian defender made 315 appearances for the French champions in which he scored 17 goals and provided 5 assists in all competitions. His last game for PSG was on 23 August 2020 in the 2019-2020 UEFA Champions League final against Bayern Munich which the French club lost 1-0.
When he left PSG after his contract with the club expired and the two parties failed to reach an agreement, PSG sporting director Leonardo said he hopes that PSG doesn’t regret letting Thiago Silva go.
He said, “It was a moment where we could not give them exactly what they wanted.
“It was a financial and generational problem. The decisions were difficult to take. Aside from that, we could have made a mistake.”
Thiago Silva who has since put the drama between him and PSG behind him has been making a huge impact in Frank Lampard’s squad. So far this season, he has played a total of 8 games in all competitions and has scored a goal in the Premier League.
With these performances, the Brazil international believes that he deserves to stay beyond June 2021 when his current contract with the club will expire. Silva who is currently on national duty with Brazil national team, told a press conference on Thursday ahead of Brazil’s World Cup qualifier against Venezuela, that he and Frank Lampard have been having a good relationship since he joined the club.
“I am very proud to be coached by someone who has been one of the best midfielders in the world and to has faced him as a player. We exchange our ideas in the locker room and that’s a very good thing.
“He talks to me a lot and I try to help my best, on and off the pitch, to keep playing in the best possible way.
“I have learned in [a lot of different competitions] and I use it to help young players.
“This is my first experience in the Premier League. I hope to continue to play well and that my contract will be renewed.”
Thiago Silva is expected to return to Frank Lampard’s starting eleven on November 21 against Newcastle United, after the Fifa international break. The Brazilian is looking forward to establishing himself more in the match if Lampard deems him fit enough for the game.