Date: 4th January 2022 at 1:25pm
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Chelsea defender Thiago Silva has ended weeks of speculation over his future by committing his short-term future to the club. 

The 37-year-old arrived in West London in 2019 under then-manager Frank Lampard, and extended his initial one-year stay by a further 12 months during his first season in England.

Now, having impressed throughout this season and during the club’s Champions League triumph last term, the Brazilian has been rewarded with a one-year extension.

The news will be welcomed by both Blues supporters and manager Thomas Tuchel, who faces the possibility of losing almost the entirety of his backline next summer.

Silva has pledged to stay another 12 months in London, taking him into a third season

Club captain Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen are all set to be out of contract in the summer, so news of Silva’s extension will slightly appease Tuchel’s worries.

The veteran defender was impeccable once again on Sunday for the Blues, as they came back from 2-0 down early on to draw 2-2 with Liverpool at Stamford Bridge.

The result kept Tuchel’s side above the Reds, but means that they are now ten points behind league leaders Manchester City and seem to be facing the impossible in their title challenge.

Silva’s new deal will take him to 38-years-old, having joined the club as a 36-year-old after his contract at Paris-Saint Germain expired.

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