Thomas Tuchel tells Thiago Silva how to earn new Chelsea contract

Thomas Tuchel tells Thiago Silva how to earn new Chelsea contract

Thomas Tuchel has discussed Thiago Silva’s future at Chelsea (Pictures: Getty)

Thomas Tuchel has hailed Chelsea defender Thiago Silva and told the Brazilian veteran how to earn a new contract at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea signed Silva on a free transfer in the summer of 2020 after he was released by French giants Paris Saint-Germain.

Silva, now 37, impressed last season and helped the Blues win the Champions League, reach the FA Cup final and secure a top-four finish in the Premier League.

In June, Chelsea confirmed Silva had signed a contract extension to keep him at Stamford Bridge until the summer of 2022, but his impressive start to the new season has already led to speculation he could sign yet another new deal.

Asked how Silva can go about earning another contract and stay at Chelsea for next season, Tuchel said: ‘It’s on him.

‘I cannot answer this question right not but hopefully he can continue to perform at this level and that’s all he needs to stay here.

‘It’s as easy and clear as that. When you play for Chelsea, you need to deliver and that is what he is doing. He is a top professional and if he wasn’t, it wouldn’t be performing at that level for many years.

‘The age does not play a role, the only question we have to ask at the end of the season is, “Is he still at the level to compete for Chelsea in every competition?”

‘It’s as easy as that and we don’t have to answer that right now but he’s in a good place and we’re happy.’

European champions Chelsea have enjoyed a brilliant start to the new season, winning four of their first five league games to sit joint-top of the table ahead of this weekend’s fixtures.

The Blues face Premier League champions Manchester City on Saturday and Tuchel said: ‘Before we talk about the result we need to focus on the input and what we need to deliver.

‘We need to accept that you need the momentum and a bit of luck on your side. Tomorrow after the game we can judge what result it is and if it’s deserved.

‘If we win tomorrow we will not be crowned as champions and if city win they will not be champions and we will not be in depression. It’s a match we like to watch at this kind of level.

‘We worked hard for it and we feel ready for this kind of competition and we are very well aware what it takes to have the opportunity to beat them once again.’

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