Thiago Silva set for new Chelsea deal

Thiago is set to sign a one-year extension with Chelsea

PREMIER LEAGUE Thiago Silva set for new Chelsea deal

Ifeanyi Ufomadu 14:41 - 24.01.2023

Thiago Silva is set to prolong his stay at Chelsea by signing a new one-year deal

Chelsea defender, Thiago Silva is out of contract at the end of the season, and according to The Times the club have offered the 38-year-old an extension after deciding they do not want to lose his experience and leadership.

Thiago Silva
Thiago Silva

Silva set to be rewarded for fine form

Silva has proved an outstanding signing since moving to Stamford Bridge in September 2020. The former Milan and Paris Saint-Germain player quickly adapted to the pace of the Premier League.

Chelsea have been refurbishing their defence since their takeover by Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital. They reacted to losing Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rüdiger by signing Kalidou Koulibaly and Wesley Fofana last summer and bought the 21-year-old France centre-back Benoît Badiashile from Monaco this month.

However, Silva remains first choice in central defence. He is positionally excellent, still strong in the air, and reads the game brilliantly. Graham Potter has repeatedly praised Silva since becoming Chelsea’s head coach. 

Chelsea boss Graham Potter and defender Thiago Silva
Chelsea boss Graham Potter and defender Thiago Silva

Silva produced another fine performance during the goalless draw with Liverpool last Saturday. He was partnered by Badiashile, who has kept clean sheets in his two appearances.

Big picture for Chelsea

Despite Chelsea's splurge in the transfer window, retaining the services of Silva is a matter of importance to Graham Potter. His leadership is absolutely vital as the club look to improve their fortunes. 

Thiago Silva in action for Chelsea
Thiago Silva in action for Chelsea

Chelsea are expected to be busy before the transfer window shuts. They have revived their interest in the Benfica midfielder Enzo Fernández but remain reluctant to meet the £106m release clause.