Ben Chilwell has hailed the experience of Thiago Silva.
The veteran center back was added to the Chelsea roster in the summer for free of cost. While many doubted the player, Silva has had a bright start to his career at West London.
He has kept 6 clean sheets in 8 matches and marshalled the backline really well for the Blues. Now, Chelsea’s new left back Ben Chilwell has shed some light on how exactly Thiago Silva has helped the Blues!
“Yes, he is a massive personality,” Chilwell told Soccer AM when asked what sort of impact he has made on the dressing room. “When you train with him and you play with him he just has that calming aura.
“For me, against Burnley, where I played alongside him, he was constantly telling me where to be in my positioning, helping me out. “Even when the ball is on the other side of the pitch, [he is saying] ‘Chilly [Chilwell], tuck in a bit. Chilly, you can go wider now.’
“To be able to play with someone who has played at the top level and can literally help you for the whole 90 minutes… that kind of goes unnoticed – how good he is to play with. “So, hopefully, we can keep him fit for the whole season so that he can help us win a lot of games. “Like I said, he is brilliant to watch on the ball, but in terms of helping everyone around him, he is top as well.”