Thomas Tuchel has claimed to the Ayurvedic Healing & Beyond Podcast that he didn’t need to ever tell Thiago Silva what to do at Chelsea.

The pair linked up at Stamford Bridge after an impressive spell together at PSG. They combined to help the European giants to the furthest stage they have ever got to in the Champions League as they were beaten in the final.

However, they both realised their dreams in the competition just a year later when they helped Chelsea to the crown of Champions of Europe for the second time in their history.

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After another decent season working together last year, things quickly came to an end as a result of the club falling under new ownership.

Todd Boehly and Tuchel clearly had different ideas on how to run this club, and that ended with the German being sacked after 100 games with the club.

Tuchel didn’t coach Silva

He has now claimed that despite being seen as a very good tactical coach, his brilliance was not needed when it came to Silva.

He said: “It’s absolutely okay to get feedback from the very best players. Why should I tell Thiago Silva how to defend? He knows how to defend. He tells me where he feels comfortable, where he needs protection.

“Then I adjust our system to help him feel confident. It’s not that I explain to him, he is far too experienced and good.”

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Silva has still been important for new boss Graham Potter since the former Brighton man took the reins from Tuchel.

However, it has been speculated by pundits watching him play that he is beginning to get frustrated with his teammates. His body language has certainly indicated as much recently.

With him set to represent favourites Brazil at the World Cup, a strong campaign could see him ready to compete again for the Blues in the second half of the season.

Jack is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has freelanced for The Athletic and The Sun. Jack has reported live from Premier League and Championship grounds, whilst also being published in the Non League Paper.