Thiago Silva has the record for the most successful long passes in a single EPL game this season
Brazilian international and former Paris Saint Germain star, Thiago Silva has been exceptional so far this season for the Blues in the English Premier League where he has been enjoying a blistering run of form at the heart of the defence line.
The 38 year old was yet at the peak yesterday for the Graham Potter’s side in what was their 15th league game of the new campaign at home against AFC Bournemouth at the Stamford Bridge.
Thiago Silva in the game was very solid at the back line where he made some decisive and dangerous clearances to deny the visitor some clear cut chances that could have been converted into goals, thereby played instrumental role in the crucial win complemented with a clean sheet.
Thiago Silva in the game has the most touches (102), most passes completed (89/93), most accurate long balls (13/14) and the most clearances (6) of any other player on the pitch of play.
With his incredible run of form so far in the current campaign, Thiago Silva has the record for the most successful long passes in a single English Premier League game this season:
15 – Thiago Silva vs Crystal Palace
14 – Joachim Andersen vs Leicester City
13 – Thiago Silva vs AFC Bournemouth
13 – Lewis Dunk vs Leicester City.
He will then be optimistic to maintain the tempo and momentum for his team in their next game as they continue their pursuit in the competition.