Frank Lampard Compares Thiago Silva to Virgil van Dijk
Chelsea Football club current manager Frank Lampard Compares the club central back defender Thiago Silva to Liverpool Virgil van Dijk.
Frank Lampard believes that Thiago Silva is comparable to the likes of Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool and the formal CB of Manchester City Vincent Kompany. This comparison has sparked up a serious debate as football pundits are saying the comparison is flawed.
The 36-years Thiago Silva who arrived as a free agent to Stamford Bridge from PSG this summer has helped see a major boost in the defensive play of Chelsea. The Brazilian played for Ac Millan before moving to PSG and caught the attention of Barcelona. Thiago Silva snapped up on a free from PSG in the summer, led the French club to joint-record seven Ligue 1 titles.
Thiago Silva during his prime could be rated among the best CB defenders in the world has surely seen a drop in his performance.
Virgil van Dijk whose coming into the Liverpool team has been a major boost. He remains one of the most outstanding defenders in the English Premier League and the world. The Dutchman has won both the Champions League and the English Premier League and remain.
However, Chelsea manager Frank Lampard believes the arrival of Thiago to the squad has filled a major defensive hole.
Frank Lampard has also challenged Thiago Silva to have a similar impact on Chelsea’s defense to what Virgil van Dijk brought to Liverpool and Vincent Kompany at Manchester City.