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Former Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood has hailed the signing of veteran defender Thiago Silva, as he reveals that the Brazilian has been Chelsea’s best signing of the summer.
Sherwood believes that Silva has strengthened Chelsea’s defence and made even Kurt Zouma a better player.
“One thing’s for sure, they’ve signed someone in Thiago Silva who is his best signing, without doubt,” Sherwood said on the Kelly and Wrighty Show.
“Not only is he a great player with experience and strolls through games he also makes Kurt Zouma next to him better.
“I think [Ben] Chilwell and [Reece] James in the full-back areas are fantastic, [N’Golo] Kante’s playing in his correct position now.”
Sherwood also hailed the depth in Chelsea’s team as he claimed that Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is yet to know his best squad, while referring to him as a kid in a sweet shop.
He added: “Is it Giroud, is it Tammy Abraham? He’s got so many options in forward areas of the field, Frank doesn’t know his best side and it’s very difficult to know.
“You’ve just got to pick your best side and roll it out.”
“The [area] where you’d think he’s got the most riches is the problem, the top end of the field,” Sherwood continued.
“He’s a kid in a sweet shop who likes every sweet and you can’t have them all. He needs to find his best solution, the best mix, and he can’t find it.”