“I remember playing in the Premier League at 36 and not being able to play as it is”: Thiago Silva “exceeded” expectations, Frank Lampard admits after playing that in another dominant defensive game Chelsea’s first goal against West Ham
- Frank Lampard was full of praise for Thiago Silva after shining in West Ham’s win
- The defender helped Chelsea hold a goal and also got on the top scorer list
- Lampard said he couldn’t play at 36 every week like Silva is doing right now
Frank Lampard has insisted that Thiago Silva exceeded expectations after maintaining good form by starring in Chelsea’s win over West Ham.
The Brazilian has become a central figure in the Chelsea defense this season and was another outstanding player on Monday night.
The 36-year-old helped Chelsea go clean and back to winning ways after two defeats by hitting a strong header to set off to a comfortable 3-0 win.
Thiago Silva showed his quality again when Chelsea beat West Ham on Monday night
Frank Lampard insisted the Brazilian has exceeded expectations since joining in the summer
Chelsea struggled defensively last season but have become much more confident and determined since Silva’s arrival in the summer.
And blues boss Lampard spoke highly of the former Paris Saint-Germain defender after his performance inspired her to win: “I remember playing in the Premier League when I was 36 and couldn’t play the way I did he plays week after week.
“I was on and off the team and I could feel it at this point in my career.
“I know he was a great player for a long time, but the Premier League pressure when you’ve played in France for so long doesn’t disrespect. But it probably exceeded (my expectations), but actually I shouldn’t have been surprised.
‘I can see the quality, the preparation and the desire to win the header and he is very hardworking at the game. He was a great addition on and off the pitch. ‘
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