‘He’s an animal’: Darren Bent in awe of 1 Chelsea participant
Darren Bent raved about Chelsea central defender Thiago Silva on talkSPORT (5:53pm, November 20, 2020).
The previous Tottenham Hotspur and England striker, who now works as a pundit for talkSPORT, outlined the attributes of the Brazilian defender, who joined Chelsea in the summertime of 2020 on a free switch after leaving French giants Paris Saint-Germain on the finish of final season.
Bent has performed in opposition to the 36-year-old Brazil Worldwide centre-back and spoke extremely of him.
The Englishman stated about Thiago Silva on talkSPORT: “He’s an animal. I’ve performed in opposition to Thiago Silva earlier than. He’s an animal. I feel I touched the ball thrice. He’s a frontrunner, he’s highly effective, he’s sturdy, he reads the sport actually, rather well.”
How has Thiago Silva fared at Chelsea up to now?
Silva is without doubt one of the greatest centre-backs on the earth and is a serial winner, having been vastly profitable throughout his time at AC Milan and PSG.
The veteran gained the Serie A title with Milan in 2010-11 and the Ligue 1 on seven events at PSG.
Some would have had doubts on whether or not Silva would have the ability to deal with the rigorousness of the Premier League given his age, the Brazilian is proving his detractors mistaken and has already established himself as a key determine in supervisor Frank Lampard’s workforce.
Silva has scored one aim in 5 Premier League matches and has performed twice within the Champions League for Chelsea up to now this season.
The defender has introduced expertise and maturity to the Chelsea back-line, in addition to a sure diploma of calmness.
Enjoying with Silva is making Kurt Zouma a greater participant, and there’s no shock that Chelsea are doing so nicely in the intervening time.
The London membership are fifth within the Premier League desk with 15 factors from eight matches, simply three factors behind leaders Leicester Metropolis and are very a lot within the race for the title this season.
The Blues are additionally on the high of Champions League Group E with seven factors from three video games and may progress to the knockout rounds.