In Thomas Tuchel’s team, a more important figure is the 36-year-old Thiago Silva, who is Chelsea’s defensive leader. This player, like Tuchel, came to Stamford Bridge when Paris Saint-Germain was unpopular. He played 34 games in all competitions and scored twice. Silva was very unlucky in the Champions League final with Manchester City (1-0) and had to leave the game due to a muscle injury in the first half.
Chelsea decided to use the options in the player contract, so he will stay in London in the 2021/22 season. -We knew a year ago that we were going to introduce a world-class player, and Thiago proved his level throughout the season. Whether on the court or off the court, he has had a huge impact on our team. We know he wants to add more trophies to his list of achievements, and this is what happened when we won the Champions League a week ago. We believe this will not change next season-Chelsea director Marina Granorska said.
Although there are rumors that they may move to Milan, Italy, French striker Olivier Giroud will also stay at Chelsea. His contract has also been extended to the 2021/22 season.
The 34-year-old Giroud has played for Chelsea since 2018, during which time he scored 32 goals for the London club, not only winning the UEFA Champions League, but also the FA Cup and the Europa League. At the same time, he also won the world championship with the French national team.
-Olivier participated in an important moment for Chelsea and scored a very important goal for our club. We will never forget his brilliant performance in the Champions League against Atletico Madrid. Considering how many games are waiting for us next season, we cannot make a different decision-Granosca said.