William Gallas reveals which player will succeed Thiago Silva at Chelsea

William Gallas reveals which player will succeed Thiago Silva at Chelsea when the Brazilian leaves

Levi Colwill will likely be the player to step into Thiago Silva’s big shoes at Chelsea when the Brazilian finally decides to leave Stamford Bridge, according to French football great, William Gallas.

With less than six months remaining in his contract at Stamford Bridge, Thiago Silva is not expected to get a new deal from the Blues.

The 39-year-old is currently the most experienced player at the club, and has looked arguably the team’s best defender since he joined from Paris Saint-Germain back in 2020.

Meanwhile, despite being just 20, Colwill has shown signs he can be a very good defender, which is the reason, Gallas is tipping him to succeed Thiago.

“I think that Levi Colwill can be the heir to Thiago Silva and become the boss of Chelsea’s defence in the future,” Gallas told Gambling Zone.

“But he will need to play alongside one experienced defender to help him fulfil his potential.

“It looks like this will be Thiago Silva’s last season with the club, so when he goes, for Colwill to fulfil his potential, he will need to play alongside an experienced, world-class defender.

“He is still learning his game. He is physically strong, left-footed, quick, and he reads the game well.

“He has everything that you would be looking for in a potential leader of the defence, but he needs to learn and to learn, you have to play alongside a world-class defender.

“He has played alongside Thiago Silva this season, albeit from left back. When Thiago plays, he takes all of the pressure and deals with it. He runs the show.

“There is still time for Colwill to learn from Thiago this season, but next season, if he is going to fulfil his potential, then Chelsea will need to bring in a world-class defender to play alongside him.”

Levi Colwill showed against Manchester City that he can indeed be a formidable replacement for Thiago Silva.

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