Rivaldo admits it’s a ‘joy’ to see Chelsea FC star playing so well

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Rivaldo admits it’s a ‘joy’ to see Chelsea FC star playing so well

Legendary Brazilian football star Rivaldo singles out Chelsea player for praise. Read full details below.

Rivaldo has admitted that he has been
delighted to see his fellow Brazilian Thiago
Silva flourish in the Premier League since his
transfer to Chelsea FC.
The Brazilian defender arrived at Stamford Bridge
in August of last year when he signed an initial one-
year contract with the Blues while Frank Lampard
was in charge following a free transfer from Paris
The 37-year-old played a key role for the Blues as
he scored two goals in 23 games in the Premier
League last season, and also featured eight times
on their way to Champions League glory.
Thiago Silva, who signed a one-year extension to
his deal with Chelsea FC back in June, has netted
one goal in three Premier League games so far this
term, having started two of the Blues five fixtures in
the top flight so far.
The defender has brought some stability and
experience to Thomas Tuchel’s back-line and he
will be hoping to help Chelsea FC to sustain a
Premier League title challenge this season.
Brazil legend Rivaldo has now expressed his delight
at how Thiago Silva has been performing for the
Blues – and he thinks that he could even earn a
spot in the national team squad for next winter’s
World Cup in Qatar.
Speaking in an interview with Betfair, Rivaldo said:
“It’s a joy to see Thiago Silva playing so well for
Chelsea in the best league in the world.
“Players can extend their careers at the highest
level longer than in the past. Dani Alves is another
who’s played well into his late-30s in recent years.
“With the quality and class Silva is showing in a
tough competition, it wouldn’t surprise me to see
him playing for Brazil at the Qatar World Cup in
“His experience would be a bonus for the team. He
is used to facing some of the best strikers in the
world regularly which could be crucial for Brazil in
decisive moments of the World Cup next year.
“I think Brazil manager Tite’s decision will also
depend on potential new centre-backs that might
emerge this season, but it should be a great
comfort for the Brazilian manager to see Silva in
such a great form and probably ready to compete
at the highest-level next year.”
Thiago Silva won seven Ligue 1 titles with Paris
Saint-Germain plus six Coupe de la Ligue crowns.
He also won Serie A with AC Milan back in
Speaking after he extended his contract at
Stamford Bridge in the summer, Chelsea FC
director Marina Granovskaia explained how Thiago
Silva’s “quality” made handing him a new deal an
easy decision.
“Thiago has duly shown everyone at Chelsea his
immense quality throughout this season, and he
has had a huge influence on and off the pitch for
us,” said Granovskaia.
“We said when he signed that we hoped Thiago
would add new trophies to his impressive list of
honours, and he has done just that with our
success in the Champions League this weekend.
We now hope that he carries on in exactly the same
fashion in the coming year.”
Chelsea FC are back in Premier League action on
Saturday lunchtime when they host champions
Manchester City at Stamford Bridge.


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