It’s time for him to leave – Chelsea hero tells Pochettino to let Chelsea star go

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Chelsea defender Thiago Silva will be out of contract at the end of the season.

The veteran Brazilian has been a top player since signing for Chelsea in 2020, but is already 39, and will turn 40 before the end of the year.

Former Blue Frank Leboeuf, has said it’s time for the club to move on from Thiago Silva, and trust the younger players to come good.

“I think the Chelsea defenders have done enough, especially against Manchester City, to prove that they can cope without Thiago Silva,” Leboeuf told BetVictor.

“The defence was so strong against City’s forwards who are amazing.

“Thiago Silva has been a fantastic player for Chelsea and I don’t want to deny that, but there is a time for everything to come to an end.

“The young defenders at the club have proven that they are ready to play and I’m not even sure they would’ve been better off with him in the team against Liverpool.

“I’m not sure it will be a good thing if he stays next season.

“It is time for him to leave and time for us all to say thank you to him.

“I had my time, Marcel Desailly had his time and so did John Terry, there is an end for everyone.”