Chelsea boss Frank Lampard can be believed to be having high hopes for next season as he, according to report, has asked Thiago Silva, who has not been signed yet to his team, to take up the role of a skipper when he joins the team.
The Brazilian defender next step in his football career seems to be destined for the Stamford Bridge as a free agent, having parted ways with Paris Saint-Germain, where he spent eight years of his career.
In his eight years spent with the club, he became the French club’s longest-serving captain and from the looks of it, Chelsea manager Lampard is willing to bank on his leadership skills for his team.
“This was my last match at PSG. I am sad. I apologise to the supporters. I want to thank all the fans for their love,” Silva told RMC Sport. “I will come back to PSG… I want to play for 3 or 4 more years and be at the World Cup in Qatar.”
Report coming from French outlet Get French Football News claims that the Blues head coach has asked Silva to become the new leader of his team for the upcoming season, which seems quite odd considering that, will mean revoking Cesar Azpilicueta’s role as the current captain of the club.
Azpilicueta assumed the leadership role of the team at the start of the 2019/20 campaign after the club said goodbye to the previous leader Gary Cahill. The prolific defender has been a regular in the first team for Chelsea this campaign, as he appeared in 36 Premier League matches for the team.
Frank Lampard might just be looking to change the leadership status of his team every now and then as he prepares to tap into Silva’s ability to lead a team and his experience, which he has shown extensively in the Paris Saint-Germain team, with the hope of fixing the Blues’ leaky defence.
The Stamford Bridge outfit conceded 54 goals in the Premier League for the 2019/20 campaign automatically making them the club with the absolute worst defence among the top ten clubs. What helped the team was the fact they pose a greater threat in their opponents’ final third, scoring 69 goals to secure themselves another spot in the Champions League for next season.
Considering the new heavy signings the Lampard’s team are set to be welcoming to the club this summer, Chelsea might just be competing for the Premier League title next season.