BBC journalist Garth Crooks has named Chelsea defender Thiago Silva in his Premier League Crew of the Week for matchweek 28.
The Brazilian performed a key function within the Blues’ 4-0 win over Burnley at Turf Moor. Opposite to the rating, the match was a lot tighter within the first half. The guests may simply have gone into the half-time break a aim down had it not been for the defensive heroism of Silva and Edouard Mendy.
Silva was available to clear the aim line. Praising the Brazilian for his exhausting work, intelligence and consciousness of the sport, Crooks wrote:
“Aaron Lennon had brilliantly managed to reach the touchline and bring the ball in for Wout Weghorst, but Burnley’s centre-forward shot was sent off the line by Thiago Silva.”
“The defender’s positioning on the goal line was absolutely perfect. Not only did he save Edouard Mendy, who looked like he was caught out of position, but he kept Chelsea a clean sheet.”
Crooks praised the Blues hierarchy for bringing Silva on as a free agent in the summertime of 2020, saying:
“Whoever came up with the idea of bringing Silva to the club is a genius. The man is 37 and looks like he could play in the Premier League until he is 40.”
Silva, who’s contracted with the Blues till subsequent season, has scored thrice and assisted twice in 66 video games in all competitions. He received the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Tremendous Cup and FIFA Membership World Cup. Silva misplaced within the FA Cup closing to Leicester Metropolis final season and to Liverpool within the Carabao Cup closing every week in the past.
Chelsea rout Burnley 4-0 to consolidate third place in Premier League desk
After a tense first half. Chelsea took management of the sport within the second. An early aim from Reece James modified the sport.
The defender proved why he was an asset to the Blues, scoring the opener with pleasant ability. The floodgates opened for the guests as they added two extra objectives throughout the subsequent eight minutes – each scored by Kai Havertz.
Christian Pulisic added a fourth within the 69th minute to present the Blues a cushty win at Turf Moor.
It was Chelsea’s third bounce-back victory within the Premier League and one which Thomas Tuchel’s males badly wanted. That they had received three video games in 11 league outings previous to their present successful streak.
With Arsenal quickly rising within the standings, the Blues shall be nervously seeking to keep third. Mikel Arteta’s males are at the moment 5 factors behind the Blues, however have one recreation much less.