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Thiago Silva signs contract extension with Chelsea

Brazil international Thiago Silva is still impressing at the age of 37 and will stay at Chelsea for the 2022-23 season after agreeing a one-year extension.

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Thiago Silva signs contract extension with Chelsea
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Chelsea centre-back Thiago Silva has signed a new deal that will keep him at the Premier League side until the end of the 2022-23 season.

The Brazil international was signed on a free transfer ahead of the 2020-21 campaign after leaving Paris Saint-Germain, making 34 appearances in all competitions in his first term with the Blues. Silva started in the Champions League final against Manchester City but was forced off late in the first half through injury, leaving him to watch from the sidelines as his team-mates clinched a 0-1 triumph in Porto to secure the trophy for a second time.

Extra year option activated

The club exercised the option to extend his contract for another year after that victory and have followed that up with a third consecutive one-year deal for the 37-year-old.

Silva has made 22 appearances across all competitions this season, most recently starting in the Blues' pulsating 2-2 Premier League draw with Liverpool on Sunday.

His total of 19 blocks is the third highest by a defender in the league, with no other Chelsea defender making more than six. He is also in the Premier League's top 10 defenders for recoveries (102). 

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