Manchester United legend Patrice Evra has named the key player that will help Chelsea win the Premier League title this season.
According to the Manchester United legend, Chelsea defender Thiago Silva is the key player who can lead Frank Lampard’s side to Premier League title glory this season.
Silva joined Chelsea on a free transfer in the summer following the expiry of his contract at Paris Saint-Germain. He left PSG having won 18 major honours in an eight-year spell with the French club.
“Chelsea are back in the game,” Evra said on Sky Sports.
“”I remember that bad game against Manchester United, it was a really boring game.
“But they kept the clean sheet and now they start winning, scoring goals, winning games.
“Thiago Silva will be the big key for their defence.”
Meanwhile, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has explained why Silva didn’t make the squad for the victory over Newcastle United on Saturday.
Lampard said: “He travelled back from South America, it was a long journey and he arrived back on Thursday afternoon.
“I think it was a smart thing. We’ve got players, we’ve got a squad, Toni Rudiger comes in. We’ve got centre-backs and we want players to come in and keep the same levels.
“Thiago has set a fantastic standard, we’ve got the age situation we have to look after him here and there so he drops out.”