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New Chelsea signing and veteran defender Thiago Silva, was made captain for his Premier League debut against West Brom.
The 36-year-old made a huge error in the first half, that added to Chelsea’s woes in the 3-0 scoreline at half-time. The Brazilian, who was the deepest defender for Chelsea, took a heavy touch which Callum Robinson capitalised on, to slot past a helpless Willy Caballero.
Silva was taken off in the second half, and he apologised for his mistake after the game.
He wrote on social media: “I am upset, but I take responsibility for the mistake I made, as I always did. As difficult as it may be, we have to get over this and move on.
“I want to thank my teammates and the entire staff for their continuous support since I joined Chelsea FC. I am really grateful of that support.
“I promise to all of you that I will give everything I have on the pitch, putting all my energy and commitment into the games to come.”
Meanwhile, Chelsea skipper Cesar Azpilicueta and former Chelsea captain John Terry, showed support to the Brazilian, as they responded with a love and fist emoji, to back the Brazil legend.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard expects Silva to be a commanding presence in the Chelsea team this season, and he believes that the Brazilian will do a good job despite the language barrier.