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Speaking to RTL Foot, the Brazilian spoke about Thiago Silva’s influence in the dressing room when they were playing together at Paris Saint-Germain.

‘I love playing with great players,’ Marquinhos revealed. ‘Thiago Silva, it was exceptional to play alongside him.

‘I learned a lot of things just by watching him play in training. It was important for my experience.’

The former Paris Saint-Germain captain has had the same impact since his move to Stamford Bridge.

Since his arrival, he has reportedly been heavily involved with the improvement of the young centre-backs at the club like Kurt Zouma. Marquinhos remains very grateful for Thiago Silva’s impact on team-mates in Paris, where he won 25 trophies in eight years.

‘I made good progress alongside him,’ he added. ‘Presnel Kimpembe the same. He also took advantage when Thiago Silva was there.

‘We three exchanged a lot to improve, to push each other.’