Graham Potter, Chelsea head coach has praised defender Thiago Silva, calling him a “brilliant player” who “stands above everyone else.”
Potter: Silva’s experience, having previously played for Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan, benefits everyone, according to Potter.
Following Chelsea’s 0-0 draw with Liverpool in the Premier League on Saturday, the Englishman spoke about the Brazilian.
Kai Havertz, Mason Mount, and Thiago Silva all at Chelsea and training
“He called Silva a leader and said he is a vital player.
“He has brilliant football skills that are far above the average.
“He understands the technical aspects of each game, and he has what it takes to reach the pinnacle of his football career,” Graham Potter says.
“The players he’s played with and against, his references are so strong that he can help the team and individuals,” he continued.
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“No doubt, as he has Benoit next to him in only his second Premier League game, and I’m sure he benefits from playing alongside Thiago. Everyone benefits from his presence.
“He is a captain on the field, and his leadership skills on the field are outstanding. He is a classic and first-class player.”