Thiago Silva gives Chelsea defence what it has lacked but one problem remains for Frank Lampard

Thiago Silva directs his new team-mates on his Chelsea debut against Barnsley.

Show Thiago Silva a map of England – heck, Yorkshire – stripped of labels and ask him to stick a pin in Barnsley.

The only way he is getting it right is through complete fortune.

Yet here the 36-year-old was, a serial winner whose last game exactly one month ago was the Champions League final against Bayern Munich,

preparing for a Carabao Cup third-round tie against one of the Championship’s smallest clubs.

It is unlikely that this is what the 89-time Brazil international envisaged for his debut when he agreed to swap Paris for West London as a free agent but in many ways it was a typical introduction to frantically-paced English football.

 ROPC 2020

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