Thiago Silva admits he would have loved to play alongside this Chelsea icon

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Thiago Silva has named John Terry as the Premier League legend he would have loved to partner with in defence if given the chance.

Terry is widely viewed as one of, if not the greatest defender to ever grace the top tier of English football.

The now 43-year-old spent 19 years of his life playing for Chelsea, and during that time, gave his all, as he helped the Blues win numerous trophies, including the Premier League and the UEFA Champions League.

Thiago himself, has also achieved so much in his career as a defender, both as a Chelsea player, and before he arrived at Stamford Bridge.

The Brazilian was recently asked to pick one Premier League legend to be his ultimate partner in central defence, and he went for Terry.

Thiago told the Premier League’s official YouTube channel: “I’ll go with John Terry since I am at Chelsea we have a great relationship. There is always a good vibe every time I see him and he’s a legend for the club and English football.”

Both Thiago and Terry have partnered with other excellent centre backs in their football career, but one can’t help imagining what it would have looked like if they actually ever got to play for the same side.