After spending two transfer windows without signing any players, Chelsea fans have now been given plenty of reason to celebrate with the signings of Ben Chilwell, Malang Sarr and Thiago Silva confirmed by the club in three consecutive days.
Blues head coach Frank Lampard managed to lead the club to a top four finish in his debut season in the top flight, with the additional pressure of not being able to reinforce a depleted squad.
Although the young Chelsea side has shown promise and quality, the longest season in Premier League history has also exposed their inconsistencies and lack of leadership at the back.
This is why the signing of a world class centre-back like Thiago Silva, and that too for free, has been very positively received by the fans.
Silva formerly played for AC Milan before heading to Paris to win seven French League titles in eight years.
The soon to be 36-year-old is bound to bring some well needed experience and quality to the youthful Chelsea side. His performances in the Champions League clearly showed that he can still make any team in the world defensively solid.
The Brazilian international seems to have already gained a cult status among the Chelsea fanbase thanks to how warmly both the player and his family have responded to being blue.
Thiago Silva’s wife, Isabele posted an Instagram story of herself and her two sons taking off their PSG shirts and putting on the new Chelsea home kit as the signing was announced yesterday.
Thiago Silva’s family >>> pic.twitter.com/uX1hPkvFZc— RH (@Kovaholic) August 28, 2020
The story was tagged with the caption “respeita nos” literally meaning “respect us” in their native Portuguese.
If that wasn’t enough, Isabele also declared ‘Chelsea will be champions next year’ in another social media video –
Thiago Silva’s wife on IG live just now when she was asked about Chelsea— Yassin
pic.twitter.com/C34vMxxn50 (@CFCYassin) August 28, 2020
The gesture from Silva’s family has been a massive hit with Chelsea fans, many of whom rejoiced at the signing of one of the best centre-backs of his generation and praised the family for the passion on display towards the new Chelsea blue.