Chelsea are the reigning Champions League winners and have just won the FIFA Club World Cup trophy, becoming the only third English side to have ever won the Club World Cup.
Thiago Silva, who joined Chelsea from Paris Saint Germain last season has been the epitome of calm leading the Chelsea defence.
Chelsea under Thomas Tuchel have reached the finals of every competition they have played in under his reign.
Such has been Tuchel’s mastery in grafting the Chelsea squad and tactics, that they are widely considered to be one of the favourites to win the Champions League again.
Thiago Silva though seems to be worried about one particular team and that is his former side from the French capital, PSG.
Commenting on his Brazilian mate, Neymar‘s Instagram story, Thiago Silva wrote, “I hope we don’t come up against you anytime soon. God forbid.”
In the picture were three of the most threatening attacking players of this era- Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi, and Neymar himself. That’s a trio that would give any defender nightmares, even the ones as adept as Thiago Silva.
Thiago Silva tweeting that he hopes we avoid @PSG_English in the @ChampionsLeague this season. What’s your thoughts on this? Would you prefer we avoid them or do you think we are a stronger team. pic.twitter.com/8sc2wAXmBK— Frank Khalid (@FrankKhalidUK) February 17, 2022
Thiago Silva has played with Neymar and Mbappe and knows the kind of threat they can pose with their speed, guile, intelligence, and efficiency in front of goal.
He has also been on the receiving end of many of Messi’s magical performances when Brazil have faced Argentina in Copa America and World Cup Qualifiers.
Real Madrid saw firsthand the kind of threat PSG can pose as Mbappe and Messi had a total of 15 shots on the Madrid goal. It was only the brilliance of the Madrid keeper that kept the score at 1-0, the goal coming courtesy of a Mbappe goal assisted by Neymar.
Chelsea faces Lille in the first leg and if they get through this encounter, they can definitely be pitted against PSG in the quarterfinals. That’s an outcome Thiago Silva would like to avoid and one can’t blame him.