’38-year-old’ defender still going strong…Chelsea’s player of the year in 22-23 season

Thiago Silva, 38-Chelsea, has been named the club’s player of the year.

Chelsea announced on Monday (July 29) that “Silva has been named Chelsea Fans’ Player of the Year. Silva played against the clock and received an overwhelming 61% of the fan vote. He has been a leader for the younger players and is one of the greatest defenders of all time.”

Silva joined Chelsea in the 2020-21 season from Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). Even in his mid-30s, Silva still had class and immediately became a key player in the Chelsea defense. The difference between Chelsea’s defense with and without Silva was stark.

메이저사이트 This season was no different. While the team’s form has slumped, Silva has struggled, especially as he has played the most games on the team behind Kai Havertz. He finished the season with 33 interceptions, 106 clearances, and a 91% passing accuracy rate.

This is the second time the Brazilian has won the Chelsea Player of the Year award. Silva followed Willian (Fulham) in 2016. Silva was followed by Enzo Fernandes, who joined Chelsea in the winter transfer window, in second place, followed by Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Chelsea presented Silva with his Player of the Year award during the final match of the 2022-23 English Premier League (EPL) season against Newcastle at Stamford Bridge in London, England.

“I want to thank all my teammates, staff and fans,” Silva said on social media after the game. Obviously, this season was not the result we wanted, but thank you for your unconditional support and love. See you next season!” he concluded.

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