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Thiago Silva has the experience of playing in the French League, having played for Paris Saint-Germain for eight years.
The veteran Brazil defender knows Rennes firsthand and warned his teammates of the French club before our Champions League clash with them at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.
Chelsea won the game 3-0, and Silva admitted that it wasn’t really an easy game, as he admitted that the red card to Dalbert helped his team.
“Rennes are a good team, I told that to my team-mates in the dressing room before the game,” Thiago Silva said.
“I have played a lot against this team. Two seasons ago they beat Paris in the final of the French Cup, I was injured but I saw a team who played very well with the ball. They are very well organised and have a coach who likes technical football.
“At the beginning it was very difficult for us. We didn’t keep the ball as well as we normally do at home.
“The red card changed the game a lot. Fortunately for us, and unfortunately for the contest, the red card made it difficult for them, but we deserved the victory. It wasn’t a super match but we controlled it. Now we need to continue to work to keep progressing.”