End of term report: Thiago Silva’s 2020/21

Immediate impression

By his own admission, Thiago Silva’s introduction to Premier League football was tough. As captain, he made an individual mistake as West Brom built an unexpected 3-0 lead before half-time in our third league game of the season, before we fought back to draw 3-3.

However, that was more or less the only foot he put wrong all season. We conceded just twice in his next nine appearances across the Premier League and Champions League, with Thiago regularly holding the armband and even offering a threat in front of goal, netting emphatic headers against Sheffield United and West Ham United.