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Chelsea have a thing for Brazilians, and boys from the Samba team sure do know how to impress at the club.
Thiago Silva is the most recent player from the Selecao to play for Chelsea, and the 36-year-old is pleased to have followed the paths of his countrymen such as David Luiz, Willian, Ramires, Oscar and Brazil native Diego Costa who ended up playing for Spain.
Thiago Silva aims to achieve success at Chelsea like his countrymen, as he has told the official Chelsea website: “Not so long ago David Luiz was here with Willian, Oscar, Ramires and Diego Costa, who has dual nationality with Spain but he’s Brazilian.
“They were all Brazilians who were successful here at Chelsea and I hope that I can do a bit of what they all did here and that I can blaze a trail to victory. I’m really happy here and there’s no doubt that Chelsea in Brazil are even more popular.”
Thiago Silva was given the captain armband on his Premier League debut, and the 36-year-old was pleased with the achievement.
“It was a surprise for me, a good surprise of course,” he told the official Chelsea website.
“I was really happy with all this respect in relation to the club’s history and the captains in the past. On this occasion, Azpilicueta and Jorginho were out so he [Lampard] opted to give me the captain’s armband.
“I was really happy and content to have made my debut in the Premier League as a captain but my biggest joy comes from simply wearing the shirt, regardless of whether I’m captain or not.”