Gary Neville gives verdict on Chelsea FC signing Thiago Silva
The Blues won the sprint to token the experienced Brazil international on a release discharge from the Champions League runners up this summer after Silva’s eight-year stay at PSG.
The 35-year-old leave add a lot of experience to the Chelsea FC impudence room given that Silva won seven Ligue 1 titles during his eight seasons at the Parc des Princes.
However, the Brazil centre-half is in the sunset of his career, having enjoyed decorated spells at AC Milan and PSG at the pile of his defensive powers.
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Chelsea FC conceded other goals than any additional Premier League pair in the elite 10 last season to highlight an scale of weakness under Frank Lampard.
But Sky Sports egghead Neville is undecided whether Thiago commit be able to alter the Blues defence given his age and his elapsed experience in Ligue 1.
“Again, it’s an unknown. 35 [years old], 36 following week, played in the French union now for a cipher of years,” Neville said of Silva on Monday Night Football.
“The intensity in the French league is zero like our league. That’s not to prate Paris Saint-Germain are not a revered team, they legal got to the Champions League final, but you’re language about the Premier League. ‘Particularly the intensity of this Premier League season, it’s compact.
“It’ll be a hefty challenge for him in terms of the digit of games, the speed of football compared to what he’s been used to. It’ll be a walk up in that respect.
“Can he dramaturgy in matches, can he stagecraft at this level? Of alley he can, he’s a world-class player.
“But at this stage in his career… again when you ask if Chelsea can win the league, it’s licit a complete unknown. Will he adapt?”
Thiago started his calling in Europe with AC Milan, where he won the Serie A phrase and the Coppa Italia before his transact to PSG in 2012.
The Brazilian scored 17 times in 315 games in all competitions for the French club during his eight years at PSG.
Chelsea FC were 3-1 winners censure Brighton in their Premier League opener on Monday night thanks to goals from Jorginho, Reece James and Kurt Zouma.
Lampard’s side leave carry on defending champions Liverpool FC in their later Premier League fixture at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.