Yet another Lampard transfer masterstroke is starting to emerge with £120k-a-week Chelsea player - TCC View
For certain, the signing of Thiago Silva was one of the greatest successes of Frank Lampard’s reign as Chelsea manager.
Blues defender Silva, 37, is currently a vital player in Thomas Tuchel’s side 18 months on from his arrival at Stamford Bridge.
Lampard was in charge when Chelsea signed the Brazilian centre-back on a free transfer, which can now only be described as a transfer masterstroke. Intriguingly, Silva previously explained a really positive phone conversation he had with then-Chelsea boss Lampard before his move to the London giants in 2020.
It looks like Lampard may have pulled off yet another genius bit of business in the window, though.
Chelsea strike gold with Sarr
The emergence of Chelsea’s Malang Sarr this season has been a great story to watch, as there can’t have been many out there who predicted him to become an important part of Tuchel’s squad this season.
Sarr is a versatile defender signed by the Blues on a free transfer 18 months ago when Lampard held the reigns.
It’s exciting to see the 23-year-old turn in the kind of performances that could make his signing a masterstroke in the long run.
First of all, he’s an aggressive ball-playing centre-back that’s shown his flexibility to fill in as left-back amid Chelsea’s injury problems.
He’s barely put a foot wrong in is 10 first-team appearances so far this campaign. In particular, the recent displays prove the youngster is already operating at a high level.
The Frenchman has played every minute of Chelsea’s run to the Carabao Cup final, including in both victories against Tottenham in the two-legged semi-final. It’s been great seeing him get Premier League action against Spurs and Manchester City this month, too.
It seems there is a lot of uncertainty going around regarding the futures of several Chelsea defenders. For Sarr, he’s surely playing is way into Tuchel’s long-term plans if he continues as he is.
His pace, athleticism and aggression makes him stand out on the pitch. Of course, he’s only going to become more streetwise and improve defensively playing alongside experienced teammates like Silva and Antonio Rudiger.