“I will speak about two players. I will speak about Thiago Silva because he always finds the edge. I think what he does for Chelsea, it’s magnificent,” William Gallas told Genting Casino when asked to name the best defenders in the Premier League, as quoted by the Daily Mail.
“As you know, to play in the Premier League it’s not easy. It’s very physical. And Thiago Silva is 36 years old. He is the boss of that defense. He’s mature, he’s got experience.
“So that’s why players like Rudiger and Chalobah when they play next to Thiago Silva, they feel secure. Thiago Silva, with his experience, he takes all the pressure on his shoulders.
“Thiago Silva is one of the best defenders in the Premier League.”
Another defender Gallas is impressed with is Man City’s Ruben Dias.
“He is a very strong, and a very thoughtful defender,” Gallas added.
“He doesn’t make a lot of fouls. In his position, that is always good. That is how he communicates to his team.
“He doesn’t speak a lot, but he doesn’t have to. But you know, he looks strong. So those two players, for me, are the best defenders in the Premier League.”
Thiago Silva keeps on delivering at the age of 37. This season, he has made 21 appearances for Chelsea, with the Blues conceding just 14 goals in these 21 games.