Chelsea look like being an adventurous outfit again in 2020-21, with Craig Burley claiming that “Thiago Silva is going to need an oxygen mask” after joining a side loaded with attacking talent.
The Blues favoured an attacking approach during Frank Lampard’s first campaign at the helm.
As a goal-scoring midfielder in his playing days, the Stamford Bridge legend is eager to see his team on the front foot.
Brazil international Silva, whose vast experience looks like being put to good use, could have plenty to do during his debut season in England, with the former Paris Saint-Germain star being asked to provide a sense of calm amid the chaos.
“Thiago Silva is going to need an oxygen mask because there is only N’Golo Kante in there who has got any defensive qualities,” Burley told ESPN FC when drawing up a potential Blues XI.
“That’s going to be the difficulty for Lampard, striking the balance.