Thiago Silva is 38 and nonetheless going robust.
The defender stays one the perfect gamers within the Premier League regardless of now being one of many oldest, and each week we’re left marvelling at how good he’s, even at his age.
The Premier League medicine testers have clearly been questioning the identical factor. After the primary sport of this season – a slim 1-0 win over Everton, Silva was known as in for the usual “random” submit match medicine take a look at.
He was glorious in that sport – however not so good we suspected him of dishonest.
The investigation went on for thus lengthy that he truly ended up lacking his flight again to London – and needed to be pushed as a substitute, as we had been knowledgeable by his Instagram story after the sport.
The outcomes had been damaging, so we will safely say he hasn’t discovered winstrol on the market on-line.
Silva’s success and longevity are a product of exhausting work and dedication to his craft. He would insulted by the very concept of taking shortcuts.
His job has grow to be considerably tougher this season because the arrival of Graham Potter. The brand new coach is rather more vulnerable to utilizing him in a again 4, reasonably than in the midst of a again 3 the place he’s regarded so good for us.
The form actually does expose Silva much more, and neither he nor a centre again of any age and health are going to look as assured once they solely have one accomplice to cowl for them reasonably than two.
However regardless of being extra uncovered than ever, the Brazil star continues to be shining, and week after week has strikers half his age comfortably in his pocket.
The query can be how he offers with the World Cup. In addition to being a rock for Chelsea, he’s a titan for Brazil, and he’ll face a punishing subsequent few months if the Selecao go so far as predicted in Qatar. As a lot as Neymar is an icon in Brazil, Silva is the talisman on the again, and so they can’t afford to overlook him even for a sport – as we noticed in 2014.
Recent off a packed schedule with Chelsea, he must go the gap together with his nation – which might contain enjoying 7 video games if Brazil attain the ultimate. Proper after that, it will likely be again to motion within the Premier League too.
Silva continues to be a key man for us – and in line with him, he’s acquired no plans of stopping anytime quickly.