FRANK LAMPARD is in awe of Thiago Silva’s high quality regardless of his advancing years.
The Brazilian centre-back, 36, placed on a surprising present in Chelsea’s win over West Ham on Monday night.
Frank Lampard is in shock at how good Thiago Silva is regardless of his ageCredit score: Getty Photographs
The Brazilian defender scored in Chelsea’s win over West Ham on MondayCredit score: Getty Photographs
He scored the opening purpose and helped the Blues hold a clear sheet in a 3-0 victory at Stamford Bridge.
And Lampard, 42, admitted his personal late enjoying years had been nowhere close to pretty much as good as Silva’s.
The Blues boss admitted: “I keep in mind enjoying within the Premier League at 36 and could not play like he’s enjoying week in week out.
“I used to be out and in of the group and will really feel it at that stage in my profession.
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“I do know he is been a fantastic participant for a very long time, however the pressures of the Premier League if you’ve performed in France for therefore lengthy, no disrespect. However he is exceeded (my expectations) in all probability, however actually I should not have been stunned.
“I can see the standard, the preparation, the need to win headers and he’s very studious concerning the sport. He has been a fantastic addition on and off the pitch.”
Silva joined Chelsea on a free in the summertime after eight years at French giants Paris Saint-Germain.
His efficiency on Monday night time helped Chelsea again to successful methods after two straight defeats.
Lampard added: “The defence had been nice. Thiago was the chief however Azpilicueta got here in and did brilliantly.
“As full-backs, it’s important to defend your zone once they’re crossing the ball many times.
“They’re superb at set-pieces so it is one thing that we have labored on rather a lot in coaching and personnel like Thiago clearly assist rather a lot.
“A few of our defending of the field this season has been actually good and constant and that has to remain, significantly in opposition to opponents like we had tonight.”
Thiago Silva headed dwelling the opening purpose at Stamford BridgeCredit score: AP:Related Press