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Chelsea: Jamie Redknapp tips Thiago Silva to be crucial for the Blues

Chelsea: Jamie Redknapp tips Thiago Silva to be crucial for the Blues - Chelsea Transfer Rumours

Chelsea are close to finalising a dream transfer window after welcoming a hat-full of exciting new recruits to Stamford Bridge. 

The Blues, who will be looking to improve on their fourth place finish last season, boast a very strong-looking squad to help them bridge the gap between Manchester City and Liverpool.

Frank Lampard has had his eye on some mega talent, including Timo Werner who scored an astonishing 34 goals in 45 appearances during his last term with RB Leipzig (via Transfermarkt).

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Andreas Christensen

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Although the German will make Chelsea much more of a threat in front of goal, Jamie Redknapp has highlighted one of Lampard’s defensive signings as his pick of the bunch.

Indeed, the former Liverpool man thinks Thiago Silva has been a huge coup for the West Londoners and he will be an important part of Lampard’s side.

“It might not be the most exciting, but [their best signing] might end up being Thiago Silva because of his experience,” Redknapp told Sky Sports (via Daily Star). “He’s got an amazing knowhow, he’s played at the top all of his career, he’s played for some of the biggest clubs – the likes of AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain.”

Silva made the move from France to England last month after enjoying eight years with the Ligue 1 champions. He joins fellow defender Ben Chilwell in a bid to strengthen Chelsea’s leaky defence from last season. The 35-year-old became a free agent after his contract with PSG ended this summer.

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Redknapp has highlighted the importance of signing a veteran like Silva, particularly in a team as youthful as Lampard’s.

“He’s a winner, played for his country countless times, captained his country. So he’ll be a brilliant addition for them,” he continued. “It will be interesting to see who Frank sees as the best partner for him. Is it Zouma? Is it Christensen? We don’t quite know that yet.”

Silva will be available for selection for Chelsea’s first game of the new Premier League season against Brighton.

Do you think Thiago Silva will transform Chelsea’s defence? Have your say in the comments below!

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