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Silva set for Chelsea debut against Liverpool

Brazilian defender, Thiago Silva looks set to make his Chelsea debut against Liverpool on Sunday as has resumed training with premier league side following his move to Stamford Bridge this summer.

The former AC Milan star joined the Blues on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain and he is expected to provide the needed experience at the back for Frank Lampard’s men.

Silva was missing from the Chelsea squad that defeated Brighton 3-1 in their opening fixture after the club granted him an extended rest following his involvement in the UEFA Champions League final with PSG. He looks to have rested very well as he joined the rest of the squad in training on Wednesday.

Speaking to Chelsea’s official website, Lampard talked up the potential impact of the Brazilian for his side: “We have a relatively young squad, we saw that last year.

“There were games afterwards when I was probably asking for more voice and some more leadership in different ways and he brings that naturally straightaway.

“Also on the pitch, he can help talk and be the player that he is which means affecting others. On those levels, I hope he brings that. I am pretty sure he will with the qualities we know he has, so I am excited for when he joins up.”

Silva won a lot of titles in France and played 293 games as captain of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).

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Source: fcnaija.com