Jody Morris singles out one Chelsea player for praise with an eight-worded social media post

Thiago Silva’s latest dominant display for Chelsea caused Jody Morris to tap away at his electronic device.

The recent exhibition in question came at the expense of Tottenham Hotspur.

Last Sunday, Spurs made the short journey across town, hoping to end their four-game losing streak against Thomas Tuchel’s team.

Antonio Conte had tasted two of these defeats, both arriving in space of a fortnight before the weekend’s showdown at Stamford Bridge.

Unfortunately, any hopes of a Tottenham triumph were pretty quickly doused by the boys in blue.

The away side found their efforts constantly blocked by a Brazilian who, at the age of 37, is in the form of his life.

Silva takes on Tottenham and wins

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Silva shut down Spurs at pretty much every given opportunity, using his decades of experience to be in the right place at the right time.

He used this nous to full effect to deny Harry Kane the opening goal, by going down under some contact from the centre-forward.

Kane never got close to the defender after the point and certainly didn’t dare challenge him in a game of wits.

Few can contest with the centre-back on an intellectual footballing level, nor can they match him aerially.

The veteran serial winner gave Tottenham a few warnings in the first half, heading over the bar twice from corners.

He wasn’t to be denied a third time, however, guiding Mason Mount’s free-kick past Hugo Lloris to double Chelsea’s advantage.

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It rounded off another superb evening for Silva, who unfathomably seems to be getting better and better.

Morris, along with several other pundits, applauded the centre-half for all his endless quality with a simple yet effective Twitter post.

Fortunately for those with a connection to the Blues, they will be treated to another season at least of Silva’s sublime class.

He really has been a blessing from above.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.