Gary Neville has backed Chelsea to finish in the top-four of the table.
Former Man United defender Gary Neville believes that the Blues get to the top four with summer signing Thiago Silva.
The Brazilian defender arrived on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer window and formed a rock-hard alliance with Kurt Zouma in the heart of defence.
Neville claims that Silva is an important player for Chelsea this season and the Blues sit six points behind league-leaders Liverpool.
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‘You just mentioned there about being 36 and it got me thinking about being 35, 36 and how difficult it is being a defender, becoming exposed. But he’s clever,’ Neville told Sky Sports.
‘I thought his attacking at that corner was absolutely outstanding.
‘If he stays fit and he plays all season, I think Chelsea will have a good season. I think they’ll finish in the top four.
‘We were probably intrigued how he would do in this league, he’s proven that he’s world class.
‘This idea of Brazilian centre-backs – he’s tough as hell, Thiago Silva, and I think he will get through the season well.’
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