Graham Potter and the Chelsea hierarchy have unsurprisingly been blown away by Thiago Silva so far this term.

According to the Times, the defender has ‘impressed’ Potter and the powers above at Stamford Bridge with his ‘attitude and ability’.

It should not come as a shock that Silva has seduced his manager and employers.

The centre-back is simply a marvel to behold; a footballing miracle; a gift from the sporting gods.

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He remains arguably Chelsea’s best and most important component, despite outranking everyone in terms of age in the squad.

But it’s not just the birth certificate that the Brazilian has bettered nearly all of his co-workers in.

Thiago Silva will always be a Chelsea hero

Silva is simply a superstar on the pitch who still remains humble away from it.

His performances have rarely dropped since moving to South West London from Paris in 2020.

Hence why Chelsea have continued to keep him on board, a desire they reportedly wish to repeat very soon.

Potter’s bosses are apparently planning to offer the 38-year-old another new contract, which would preserve him at the club until beyond his 39th birthday.

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It was only last January when Silva’s deal was extended to the end of the current campaign.

Echoing this same action just makes sense, even if Chelsea are trying to move forward with their youthful rebuild.

Are there any better teachers around to nurture the young pupils than Thiago Silva?

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