Three defenders in three days: Here is what you need to know about Chelsea’s new signings


After losing Champions League final against Bayern Munich, PSG Captain Thiago Silva pens down one-year-contract with Chelsea.

Chelsea, who are looking to sort out their defensive issues after conceding 54 goals in Premier League last season, are encouraged after Brazilian center-back Thiago Silva agrees to join them on a free transfer for one year, with the option of another.

Former PSG man left the French capital after spending 8 years with them and winning seven consecutive Ligue 1 titles.

After the retirement of John Terry, Chelsea always lacked in leadership and 35-year-old may prove to be the final piece which will lead Frank Lampard to glory as he had a vast experience of captaining sides and leading the backline.

“I am so happy to joining Chelsea. I am delighted to be a part of Frank Lampard’s exciting squad. I’m here to challenge for honours and I look forward to playing at Stamford Bridge soon.” Silva commented after signing a contract in Milan.

Thiago Silva may end his career at the Bridge
Thiago Silva may end his career at the Bridge

Top News 2: Ben becomes Blue

Ben Chilwell joins teammate Ross Barkley and Mason Mount at Chelsea
Ben Chilwell joins teammate Ross Barkley and Mason Mount at Chelsea

After all the rumours, Ben Chilwell finally signs for Chelsea as the left-back was the top priority for Frank Lampard.

West Londoners announced the signing of Leicester full-back on Wednesday evening following an agreement of five-year contract in a deal which is expected to be around £50million.

Chelsea were linked with the 23-year-old since January but Leicester kept Blues at bay by setting a price tag of £100million on the England international.

However, after Leicester failed to qualify for the Champions League and Chelsea finishing at 4th turned the situation into Blues’ favor.

Chilwell made 99 appearances for the Foxes and registered 4 goals and 9 assists during the process. The Englishman is definitely an upgrade to Chelsea’s current left-back options – Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri.

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Top News 3: Malang Sarr – A Long-term Investment

French young player of the year and former Nice defender Malang Sarr joins Chelsea on a five-year contract.

Director Marina Granovskaia pounced on the opportunity to secure the services of 21-year-old after his contract with Ligue 1 outfit expired in summer.

The center-back, who can also play as a left-back, has vast on-the-pitch experience as he has represented France from U-16 to U-21 and also playing 100 games for Nice.

However, the Frenchman will be loaned out immediately to gain some game-time and experience, as confirmed by the West London club, but he may sort out the backline woes for the Blues for longer than expected.

“The opportunity to sign Malang was one we could not miss. He is a tremendous prospect and we will be monitoring him closely during his loan period, hoping he will soon be back at Chelsea. We are very happy to welcome him to the club”. Chelsea Director commented on the French defender.

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