Thiago Silva is in his third season at Chelsea after joining the blues in 2020 from Paris Saint Germain.
His continuous impressive performance for Chelsea week in and week out makes Chelsea fans, and other fans question his age. The Brazilian international is 38 years old now and will be 39 years old by September 2023. But Thiago Silva always drops stunning performance in a physical League like the Premier League.
Silva’s contract with Chelsea will expire next summer, However, Chelsea manager Graham Potter has disclosed that Thiago Silva Chelsea’s future is in his own hands.
Former Chelsea assistant coach Jody Morris has hailed the Brazilian international and has admitted that he is a top-class center-back.
What did Jody Morris say about Thiago Silva?
Asked if Thiago Silva was better than the player he perceived him to be before he arrived at Chelsea, Jody Morris said on Skysports: “Absolutely, and that’s taking nothing away from the respect and the admiration I had for him.
“I always thought he was a top, top center-half. But when you have a player in Italy and France you don’t really get to see them close-up and see them day in, day out.
“The fact that I had the opportunity to work with him, I could see the leader he is and to be performing at the levels he’s played at this season is outstanding.
“He’s not only someone who produces top-quality performances himself, but he makes players around him better. He’s a leader and the calmness he brings to the team is outstanding.
“Even when Chelsea were going through bad spells, he was still playing at a decent level.”
Jody Morris also expressed his delight at the work Graham Potter had done at Chelsea so far.
Graham Potter replaces Thomas Tuchel as Chelsea’s manager earlier in the season after the defeat to Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League.
Potter had transformed the team within a few weeks of taking over from Thomas Tuchel. The blues are currently unbeaten under Graham Potter. Chelsea have won four matches and drew one in five matches under him.
The blues have defeated AC Milan back to back in the Champions and are currently fourth in the Premier League.
Asked his verdict on the start Graham Potter has made at Chelsea, Morris added: “Absolutely. First and foremost, I was really pleased to see Chelsea appoint an English manager.
“I think you can rule out his first game in charge because it was too soon. Since then, you can’t ask for more.
“Clean sheets were hard to come by before Potter came in but they’re looking more solid now.
“One of the positives is that they’ve played a lot of different players and still performed well. That bodes well for Chelsea’s games after the World Cup and the hectic schedule.”
Jody Morris was Chelsea’s assistant Manager under Frank Lampard and had also managed Chelsea’s youth Team.