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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard praises the ‘perfect’ Thiago Silva debut

‘He doesn’t speak the language, but at the moment that’s not a problem!’: Frank Lampard praises ‘perfect’ Thiago Silva debut as the defender plays 60 minutes in the Carabao Cup victory over Barnsley at Stamford Bridge

  • Silva was out of the first two games of the season due to lack of competitive fitness
  • The 36-year-old Brazilian made his full debut in Barnsley’s 6-0 beating
  • It came a month after his last appearance for PSG in the Champions League final

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard raved about Thiago Silva’s impact both on and off the field after the Brazilian made his full debut in Barnsley’s 6-0 thrashing.

The 36-year-old defender was out of the first two games of the season due to a lack of match fitness following his switch from PSG.

A month after playing in the Champions League final, Silva ensured an assured performance in the Carabao Cup match at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.

Frank Lampard raved about Thiago Silva's impact both on and off the pitch for Chelsea

Frank Lampard raved about Thiago Silva’s impact both on and off the pitch for Chelsea

Afterwards Lampard said, “It was a perfect 60 minutes for him tonight. He will show what qualities he has. He will of course get fitter and better.

He also gave us something for me on the night in the locker room and field from a leader with authority in terms of his demands on others.

‘He doesn’t speak the language, but right now it’s not even a problem because his presence and the way he commands the people around him already shows me during practice and in our game tonight.

The 36-year-old defender made a confident appearance in the Carabao Cup match on Wednesday

The 36-year-old defender made a confident appearance in the Carabao Cup match on Wednesday

The 36-year-old defender made a confident appearance in the Carabao Cup match on Wednesday

‘I am very happy with Thiago. It’s what I expected from a player of his level, but it’s very refreshing to have him here at the club. ‘

Tammy Abraham, Ross Barkley and Olivier Giroud all felt it was just to bolster Kai Havertz’s hat-trick, with the £ 89 million playmaker thriving in his treble’s number 10 role.

Brazilian defender Silva and England left back Ben Chilwell made pleasant debuts on a comfortable evening for the Blues.

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