Having quality defenders in Fofana, Badiashile, Disasi and Colwill, Pochettino still has to constantly use veteran Thiago Silva despite his age. Wesley Fofana and Benoit Badiashile are the best options for the ideal centre-back pairing, but both French players have had different injuries this season. Therefore, Thiago Silva has started all 9 matches in the Premier League this season, along with Disasi or Colwill.
However, the Brazilian turned 39 in September and is expected to leave the club when his current contract expires in June next year. Silva’s presence in Chelsea’s defense has brought much success to the Stamford Bridge team, but plans to replace this experienced defender are gradually being implemented.
News from Italy says that Todd Boehly really wants to bring in another high-class player who can replace Thiago Silva next summer.
According to Calciomercatoweb, Inter’s Bastoni has attracted interest from Chelsea. The Milan club is willing to allow the Italian international to leave for £60.9 million, even though the defender just renewed his contract last summer.
Chelsea will have to be cautious in pursuing Bastoni, as Manchester City is also interested in the 24-year-old player. Inter is said to be planning to recruit Torino defender Perr Schuurs to replace Bastoni. However, the Dutch defender recently suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury
Dang Nguyen | 22:39 October 23, 2023