The Brazil international was signed by Chelsea on a free transfer in the summer after his contract ended with Paris Saint-Germain. Thiago Silva’s pairing along with Kurt Zouma at the heart of Blues defence has undoubtedly improved Chelsea’s defensive record this season.
The veteran defender who was won multiple titles during his time at Italy and Paris has admitted his desire to win trophies with Chelsea. Speaking to Chelsea’s official website, Silva said “I try to leave a mark wherever I go. I left my mark at RS at the start of my career, then at Juventude, then after at Fluminense, then Milan and Paris, and I aim to leave my mark here as well. This is my focus and plan, and I’m so scared of letting down people who showed so much belief in me. I aim to work hard and focus a lot on my opponents so that I can make as few mistakes as possible in games to help me and the team perform really well.”
The centre-back admitted it was an easy decision to make when Chelsea and Lampard enquired about his services. “The choice to join Chelsea wasn’t hard. You’re talking about a club with Chelsea’s history, their great and respected shirt, our coaching staff, first and foremost the gaffer who was really successful here playing for Chelsea, and the squad which really caught my eye in terms of the quality of the team.”
“At Milan I won Serie A and the Italian Super Cup, and at PSG I won basically everything possible, except the Champions League, we reached the final. With Chelsea my main objective is the Premier League, of course. It’d be a dream come true to win it and there’s no doubt we’re looking at winning the Champions League and the cups as well, so it’s a matter of working.”