It has been some start to his Chelsea career from Thiago Silva. With two trophies after just one season, the Brazilian has extended his contract at Stamford Bridge as he seeks to win even more silverware with the Blues. Here, we look at some of his best moments in Chelsea colours..
Champions League triumph
Thiago won his first-ever Champions League medal in his first campaign with the Blues. Despite reaching the final the year prior with our head coach Thomas Tuchel at PSG, the defender had never won it prior to our magical night in Porto.
The 37-year-old started the match against Manchester City but was substituted in the 39th minute after picking up an injury. After inevitable disappointment, Thiago then turned to be the 12th man on the bench as he provided all his experience and guidance to help the backline keep a vital clean sheet by shouting instructions from afar.
First Chelsea goal
Thiago’s first goal in Chelsea colours came in a 4-1 home win over Sheffield United in November last season. The defender leaped the highest after a wicked Hakim Ziyech free-kick was whipped in for Thiago to glance the ball home to make it 3-1 to the Blues.
The Brazilian then wheeled away in celebration with Ben Chilwell, who was also on the scoresheet that day, and Ziyech - who also had a brilliant game against the Blades.
Goal and performance against Spurs
Thiago’s outstanding performance at Tottenham in a 3-0 victory earlier in the season was topped off by a brilliant header to put us into the lead just minutes after the start of the second half.
You can recount that dominant display by watching every touch he made below..
Clearance vs Juventus
We couldn’t highlight Thiago’s best moments in Chelsea colours without mentioning this incredible goal-saving clearance in our Champions League clash with Juventus at the Bridge.
With ex-Blues striker Alvaro Morata through on goal, the Spaniard dinked the ball over Mendy, only for Thiago to sprint back and hook the ball to safety, keeping it 1-0 to Chelsea. This goal would have brought Juve level, which in turn could have changed the whole dynamic of the tie if not for Thiago’s brilliance.