Chelsea have extended Thiago Silva’s contract by a further year to keep the Brazilian at Stamford Bridge until the end of next season.
Thiago Silva joined Chelsea last summer on a one-year deal after leaving Paris Saint-Germain as a free agent, and helped the club finish fourth in the Premier League and win the Champions League.
The 36-year-old defender was reunited with his former PSG manager when Frank Lampard was sacked halfway through the season and replaced by Thomas Tuchel. The move sparked a change in fortunes as Chelsea climbed the table while progressing in Europe, and Thiago Silva played a key role in the centre of a miserly three-man defence.
He played 34 games throughout the season, scoring two goals, and started the Champions League final against Manchester City in Porto but had to replaced in the first half after suffering an injury.
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said: “When we brought Thiago Silva in last summer, we knew we were adding a world-class player to the squad. Thiago has duly shown everyone at Chelsea his immense quality throughout this season, and he has had a huge influence on and off the pitch for us.