Did alright against Bayern who blew Chelsea away in 2 games. I'd say he's still decent.Can't imagine him being any good at all being 36 shortly and in a new league. Surely big wages too.
Personally I think this is closest to what they're thinking.Great signing I say. It seems this transfer window they are focused on getting attacking reinforcements and the free signing of Silva would mean they will have enough cover defensively to atleast get a top 4 spot, without spending anything on the weak CB spot. Next season then, they can think about buying long term CB and GK options.
T.Silva should still have enough quality to hold that Chelsea defense together for one season.
Chelsea won the title with a 35 year old Terry playing every gane. I know we had a different team back then, we didn't play an open game as we did last season, but part of that experience comes positional sense and situational awareness.People always say "he brings leadership & experience" regarding transfers like these. As if that will help when he'll be outpaced by some forward. (Or one of his CB colleagues)