Chelsea centre-back Thiago Silva turned 37 yesterday but his performances for the Blues continue to be of the highest quality.
Last weekend, Spurs set up a system specifically designed to expose the Brazilian’s lack of pace by selecting Son Heung-Min through the middle. The ploy didn’t work with Silva using all of his experience to ensure his team kept a clean sheet.
The veteran is showing no signs of slowing down and fans on Twitter think he may well get another contract extension:
Age is just a number
— essa Qummar (@Essa_3107) September 21, 2021
New contact looking inevitable at the moment
— Koku ⭐⭐ (@VoltarianFist) September 21, 2021
Thiago's presence at Chelsea for our young defenders is surely similar to what Ronaldo brings for United's young attack.
— RahJos20 (@RahJos20) September 21, 2021
You just don’t slow down after one year
— Shahzeb (@Shxhzeb) September 21, 2021
We shouldn't even think it twice…
— Praiz✌ (@FunomPraiz) September 21, 2021
Yeah he deserves one more year even if he can play just 5 games next season
— eT (@yett_99) September 21, 2021
He should just stay, helped our defence big deal.
— KIM (@Kim__Taai) September 22, 2021
Man is so fit, with excess experience
— Nonye (@NonyeBejoy) September 22, 2021
Even if he slowed down the guys reading and anticipation of the game is elite man look how terry played with less pace in all those years
— Señor Drogba (@thatguydrogba) September 21, 2021
It’s probably too early in the season to decide whether to hand the Brazilian international a new deal but, if he does maintain his form and fitness for the rest of the campaign, there is definitely a conversation to be had.
Especially if Antonio Rudiger does decide to leave Stamford Bridge in the summer, keeping someone of Silva’s talent and unrivalled knowledge at the club could prove to be very important.