Chelsea fans are waxing lyrical about Thiago Silva after new footage emerged of the defender’s “world class” interception during Thursday’s 1-0 victory away at Tottenham.
Thomas Tuchel’s impressive start as Blues head coach continued in the week, with Jorginho’s first-half penalty handing him a second win out of three in the Premier League.
It was another solid performance from Tuchel’s men, who appear to have turned a corner since he replaced Frank Lampard in the hot-seat just under a fortnight ago.
However, Chelsea were dealt one blow in the win at Spurs, as 10 minutes before half-time Silva was forced off with a suspected thigh injury.
Chelsea fans are waxing lyrical about Thiago Silva after new footage emerged of the defender’s “world class” interception during Thursday’s 1-0 win away at Tottenham
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The veteran centre-back was producing an inspired defensive display before limping off in north London – and new footage released by Chelsea shows him using his vast footballing IQ to read a Spurs move.
Steven Bergwijn picks up the ball and drives forward, before looking up and attempting to thread a pass through to Vinicius.
But Silva was too alert for the Dutchman, looking over his shoulder and spotting the run of Vinicius before intercepting his through ball.
Silva was producing an inspired defensive display before he limped off with an injury in north London
The Chelsea faithful were left in awe of their star defender on YouTube, branding his interception “world class” in the comments section.
One wrote: “Thiago Silva is literally the definition of World Class. He is in his own class compared to other players.”
Another said: “Amazing how Thiago Silva didn’t get injured early this season. He’s made so many acrobatic interceptions like that before. Just goes to show how he’s a world class defender even at…