Frank Lampard heaps praise on ‘classy’ and ‘brilliant’ Chelsea star following 3-1 victory over Bournemouth

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Chelsea interim manager Frank Lampard praised Chelsea defender Thiago Silva following Chelsea’s 3-1 victory at Bournemouth on Saturday.

Lampard said: “Thiago is a credit in all aspects. He’s a classy, brilliant player. His career says it. He’s brilliant at looking after himself.

“At 38 or so, I was in the MLS at that point. I understand it. Especially as a centre-back to be playing in the Premier League. What he must be doing to his body!

“He’s also got a real great mind and he has a winning mentality so he would have been suffering a bit recently because he feels it, he wears it.

“He’s a great reference point for the young centre-backs we have in the team around him. Again, nothing but praise for Thiago in all aspects.”