Reece James admits it’s hard to communicate with Thiago Silva

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Chelsea players have all been saying the same thing about summer signing Thiago Silva, as every Blues player has hailed the experience and charisma of the veteran defender.

Silva was given the captain armband against West Brom, and is already a leader in the dressing room. However, Chelsea right-back Reece James has revealed that it’s difficult to understand the 36-year-old at times.

“He’s obviously a legend of the game,” the Blues’ full-back told the club’s official website of his new team-mate. “He’s played for numerous years at the highest level, been captain of Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil, and he’s got so much experience.

“His English is not the best yet so sometimes it’s a little bit harder to communicate but there’s loads of other players who can speak both languages and he’s helped us all a lot.

“You can tell he’s a leader by the way he carries himself around the building and in training. He talks and helps everyone with his experience.”

Meanwhile, it was noticed that the Chelsea backline, apart from Ben Chilwell, all communicated in French in the 4-0 win against Crystal Palace.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard saw no issue with it as Cesar Apzilicueta, Thiago Silva and Kurt Zouma all communicated in French with Edouard Mendy.

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