Chelsea ‘open discussions with Thiago Silva over extending his contract until 2022’ after Brazil centre back’s superb start to life in the Premier League
- Chelsea signed Brazilian centre back Thiago Silva on a free transfer this summer
- He signed a one-year deal, with the club having an option of a further 12 months
- Chelsea are already planning to exercising that clause after a impressive start
- Frank Lampard’s side has recorded six shut-outs while Silva has played for them
- The 36-year-old star is expected to agree new terms until 2022 later this week
Chelsea are in talks with Thiago Silva’s representatives over extending his contract at Stamford Bridge until 2022.
Chelsea signed the 36-year-old on a free transfer in the summer following his release from Paris Saint-Germain after their Champions League final heartbreak.
The Blues signed Silva on a one-year deal but have the option of extending his contract by a further 12 months.
Chelsea signed Brazilian centre back Thiago Silva on a free transfer from PSG this summer
THIAGO SILVA IMPACT
Chelsea with Thiago Silva (5 games):
Average Goals For: 2.6
Average Goals Against: 0.6
Win Percentage: 40%
Premier League xGA: 1.9
Chelsea without Silva (5 games):
Average Goals For: 2.2
Average Goals Against: 1.4
Win Percentage: 40%
Premier League xGA: 7.1
(All competitions unless stated, stats by Opta)
According to Tuttomercatoweb Chelsea are already looking to exercise that clause following his impressive start to the 2020-2021 season.
Silva has brought defensive solidity to a side that was notorious for its shaky back line.
Having featured nine times across all competitions so far, Chelsea have achieved six wins and three draws with Silva in the side.
Chelsea look like they will concede fewer goals with the ex-PSG captain on the pitch – having already recorded six shut-outs.
Not only has Silva improved Chelsea’s fortunes defensively, he has provided better passing statistics than many of his team-mates – successfully completing a pass 95.3 per cent of the time.
Chelsea have also increased their average goals per game to 2.6 since Silva joined the club.
Therefore, Lampard is keen to extend Silva’s time in London.
It is believed negotiations could be accelerated this week as Silva has already declared his interest to extend his contract.
He previously told Football.London about his relationship with Lampard and his desire to stay at Chelsea.
He said: ‘I am very proud to be coached by someone who has been one of the best midfielders in the world and to have faced him as a player.
Frank Lampard’s Chelsea side have recorded six shut-outs while Silva has played for them
Chelsea are also averaging 2.6 goals per game compared to 2.2 goals since Silva joined
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