Frank Lampard singles out biggest influence in Chelsea defence

Thiago Silva hailed by Chelsea boss for his influence on the club’s new-found defence.

The Brazilian veteran defender made a huge impact in the dressing room since his arrival from PSG in the summer transfer window.

He has helped the Blues to six clean sheets in his first seven appearances for the club.


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“His influence has been huge; even without the language his professionalism has been very clear, that rubs off on players, they respect him,” said Lampard.

“His performances have been very, very good. He manages himself, he trains well, he prepares well, it’s very obvious from him and understandable why he’s had the amazing career he’s had so far.

“And it’s been great to have him as part of the squad.

“I think players look up to him in how he goes about his daily business and how he performs.

“It’s great for younger players, every player in the squad.

“It’s certainly a pleasure to coach and manage a player with that much intensity in wanting to perform at the highest level.

“We’re managing him slightly, but when you look at his performances and how he trains, it’s just been a real positive story so far.

“Long may it continue not just for him but for the influence he has on the team.”


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