Date: 8th October 2022 at 9:31am
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Chelsea host Wolves on Saturday afternoon in Graham Potter’s first league match in charge of the club. 

The ex-Brighton boss has so far won two and drawn one of his three games in charge of The Blues, picking up three points against Crystal Palace last weekend.

Eagles fans were left frustrated after the match, with many feeling that Thiago Silva should have been sent off midway through the first half.

The Brazilian defender appeared to handle the ball in an attempt to prevent Jordan Ayew from running through on goal but, despite VAR intervening, the centre-back was only given a yellow card.

Things got worse for Palace soon after, as Silva set up Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for Chelsea’s equaliser.

Since then, Potter has spoken of his admiration for the veteran defender.

“I’ve really enjoyed working with Thiago, he’s a character – fantastic experience behind him but has a humility to just do the job and that’s nice to see,” he said in the build up to Saturday’s match.

Silva is a fan favourite at Stamford Bridge

Now, Fabrizio Romano has revealed that the defender is set to begin contract talks after this winter’s World Cup.

According to the Italian journalist, the player’s contract situation will be discussed after the showpiece.

Silva, 38, is set to be out of contract next summer, but he has previously expressed a desire to continue playing and he has also spoken before of his joy at playing for Chelsea.

The former AC Milan defender has made 91 appearances for The Blues since joining on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain in 2020, and he played a crucial role as Chelsea won the Champions League in 2021.

He has started all seven of The Blues’ Premier League matches so far this term, and he has also started two of their three Champions League games.

Both Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen left Chelsea over the summer and, while Kalidou Koulibaly and Wesley Fofana arrived at the club, Silva has continued to play an integral part for both Thomas Tuchel and now Potter.

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