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No one in my country watches the French league. I'm sure the same is true for the majority of South East Asian countries. And broadly Europe as well. The Premier league is by far the most popular worldwide.

I am not saying nobody knew their names, it's just more people are now appreciating their talent because more people are watching them on a regular basis.

It's a farmers league because of PSG hogging all the good players. So I was never expecting them to struggle anyway.
Ah, so you don't watch the French league therefore nobody does. You realize if people thought like you, then the Premier League wouldn't be what it is today. Back in the 90's, all the great players were in Serie A, why would anybody bother to watch anything else or join England's league? That's what your comment reads like, as if someone who doesn't play in England suddenly becomes irrelevant. It's very arrogant and dumb, but not really surprising. Not because of you, but that's an attitude I see often from fans of the Premier League or in the US in sports where they call world champions people who only compete in America, it's all from that same sort of arrogant heritage of entitlement.

Also, PSG is not hogging all of the good players of their league, you're confusing them with Bayern and the Bundesliga.
 

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Yes, it's a good thing they joined the premier league, people finally know who Cavani and Silva are now. :rolleyes:

Also funny how they immediately showed just how good they are, I thought farmers weren't supposed to be this good in the amazing Premier League.
Farmer Thierry Henry was best foreign player of EPL until Cr7 arrived in England, farmer Eric Cantona is praised by most United fans.

Don't forget about the other farmers Patrice Evra,Robert Pires,Vieira,Makelele,Ginola, Kanté, and let's not forget the grandpa farmer Arsene Wenger who took a couple of EPL tittles from SAF.

Not bad at all.
 
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As an old fart myself, it's great to see these older dude like Silva & Ronaldo showing that they can more than hold their own with the kids.

Must be so awesome for the likes of Christensen & Chalobah to train with Silva and the Man United kids to train with Ronaldo.
 

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As an old fart myself, it's great to see these older dude like Silva & Ronaldo showing that they can more than hold their own with the kids.

Must be so awesome for the likes of Christensen & Chalobah to train with Silva and the Man United kids to train with Ronaldo.
Don’t forget Heaton.
 

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No one in my country watches the French league. I'm sure the same is true for the majority of South East Asian countries. And broadly Europe as well. The Premier league is by far the most popular worldwide.

I am not saying nobody knew their names, it's just more people are now appreciating their talent because more people are watching them on a regular basis.

It's a farmers league because of PSG hogging all the good players. So I was never expecting them to struggle anyway.
PSG isn't taking the best players from France, they are all abroad : Bundesliga,EPL, La Liga winning trophies for other clubs...the only actual best player from Ligue 1 PSG took was Mbappé, and he will leave to RM next year.

The fact that Mbappé is the only regular starter for France NT(that plays in PSG) speaks for it self, the rest of the team is playing in EPL,Bundesliga, and La Liga.

Ligue 1 teams, aside from PSG, need to sell players to survive, EPL teams should be grateful for that.
 
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As an old fart myself, it's great to see these older dude like Silva & Ronaldo showing that they can more than hold their own with the kids.

Must be so awesome for the likes of Christensen & Chalobah to train with Silva and the Man United kids to train with Ronaldo.
You mention Ronaldo and Silva, but leave out Milner? Shame on you.
 

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I think players like Silva, Cavani, Ronaldo etc debunk this myth that if you’re from a certain league or you’re a certain age you just won’t cut it in the prem which is great because I’m sick to death of being told by Dinosaur pundits this is the case.

If you’re good enough your good enough, end off
 

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You mention Ronaldo and Silva, but leave out Milner? Shame on you.
Chelsea fans are happy to see Silva start and United fans happy to see Ronaldo start

Most Liverpool fans want to cry when Milner starts. And what youth player gives a crap about training with Milner.
 

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I think players like Silva, Cavani, Ronaldo etc debunk this myth that if you’re from a certain league or you’re a certain age you just won’t cut it in the prem which is great because I’m sick to death of being told by Dinosaur pundits this is the case.

If you’re good enough your good enough, end off
That myth is debunked easily.

Most top PL players are made in leagues inferior to EPL : De Bruyne,Sadio Mané, Kanté,Mohammed Salah, peak Sergio Aguero, Ronaldo, Jorginho,Laporte, VVD, Ruben Dias, Bruno Fernandes, peak Eriksen, Heun Min Son, etc

There is no argument for not trusting inferior leagues, when at least 90% of best EPL players come from inferior leagues.
 

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Ah, so you don't watch the French league therefore nobody does. You realize if people thought like you, then the Premier League wouldn't be what it is today. Back in the 90's, all the great players were in Serie A, why would anybody bother to watch anything else or join England's league? That's what your comment reads like, as if someone who doesn't play in England suddenly becomes irrelevant. It's very arrogant and dumb, but not really surprising. Not because of you, but that's an attitude I see often from fans of the Premier League or in the US in sports where they call world champions people who only compete in America, it's all from that same sort of arrogant heritage of entitlement.

Also, PSG is not hogging all of the good players of their league, you're confusing them with Bayern and the Bundesliga.
Mate, I never said they are irrelevant, just that far more people watch the Premier League than the French league. I am sure the viewership numbers worldwide would definitely reflect that. And that's why the PL clubs get highest revenues for TV broadcasting.

It would logically then follow that players are going to be more popular when they are playing for the big PL clubs over any team in the French league. Hence them coming to play for the PL clubs has made more people realise how good they are.

Over the last decade, PSG have won most of the titles thanks to their massive investment vs the rest of the league. That will make the league boring over time.
 

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Mate, I never said they are irrelevant, just that far more people watch the Premier League than the French league. I am sure the viewership numbers worldwide would definitely reflect that. And that's why the PL clubs get highest revenues for TV broadcasting.

It would logically then follow that players are going to be more popular when they are playing for the big PL clubs over any team in the French league. Hence them coming to play for the PL clubs has made more people realise how good they are.

Over the last decade, PSG have won most of the titles thanks to their massive investment vs the rest of the league. That will make the league boring over time.
Then they are PL fans, not football fans. You don’t have to be a particularly knowledgeable football fan to know that Thiago Silva has long been regarded as one of world’s best CB’s.

I mean he’s played for Milan, PSG and has 100 caps for Brazil, also captaining them.
 

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Yes, it's a good thing they joined the premier league, people finally know who Cavani and Silva are now. :rolleyes:

Also funny how they immediately showed just how good they are, I thought farmers weren't supposed to be this good in the amazing Premier League.
Ah, so you don't watch the French league therefore nobody does. You realize if people thought like you, then the Premier League wouldn't be what it is today. Back in the 90's, all the great players were in Serie A, why would anybody bother to watch anything else or join England's league? That's what your comment reads like, as if someone who doesn't play in England suddenly becomes irrelevant. It's very arrogant and dumb, but not really surprising. Not because of you, but that's an attitude I see often from fans of the Premier League or in the US in sports where they call world champions people who only compete in America, it's all from that same sort of arrogant heritage of entitlement.

Also, PSG is not hogging all of the good players of their league, you're confusing them with Bayern and the Bundesliga.
You seem very insecure.
 

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He's a class act to be honest and still better now than most of the defenders in this league. I do enjoy this recent trend of some of the worlds best coming back later in their career and proving just how good they really are. Cavani, Silva, Ronaldo, Ibrahimovic all came in under huge scrutiny but to my mind, all of them have proven just how good they are and enhanced their legacies. As above it's a shame that Cavani, Ibrahimovic and Silva all wasted so much time in France.
 

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14 Goals conceded in 24 EPL games, I must say that is water proof tight.

Thiago Silva is World Class, He's the Third Biggest reason Chelski don't concede much, only behind Mendy and Tuchel's Tactics.

Many including me thought he'd came in just to get paid and see out his time, but sadly I was wrong, He's been brilliant in the three games(Liverpool, Aston Villa and Tottenham) he's played in. He has been a real leader for them since he came in.
 

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14 Goals conceded in 24 EPL games, I must say that is water proof tight.

Thiago Silva is World Class, He's the Third Biggest reason Chelski don't concede much, only behind Mendy and Tuchel's Tactics.

Many including me thought he'd came in just to get paid and see out his time, but sadly I was wrong, He's been brilliant in the three games(Liverpool, Aston Villa and Tottenham) he's played in. He has been a real leader for them since he came in.
The great thing is we're not that reliant on him now, certainly not to the extent we were under Lampard. Tuchel can manage his work load (which is a necessity) comfortably in the knowledge that Christensen can shuffle across from RCB into the middle of the back 3 and keep the high standards Silva sets.
 

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Then they are PL fans, not football fans. You don’t have to be a particularly knowledgeable football fan to know that Thiago Silva has long been regarded as one of world’s best CB’s.

I mean he’s played for Milan, PSG and has 100 caps for Brazil, also captaining them.
So do you need to be watch 3rd tier Norwegian football to be considered a fan of football?

People are going to watch what's televised, and for most of the world, that's the Premier League, World cups/Euros and La Liga. I am not commenting on the quality but Cavani's popularity undeniably increased once he came to this league.
 

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So do you need to be watch 3rd tier Norwegian football to be considered a fan of football?

People are going to watch what's televised, and for most of the world, that's the Premier League, World cups/Euros and La Liga. I am not commenting on the quality but Cavani's popularity undeniably increased once he came to this league.
Why would you need to watch the Norwegian 3rd tier to have knowledge of someone who has captained and made 100 appearances for Brazil?

I’m not trying to be cantankerous, but I don’t think it’s particularly controversial in acknowledging that Silva had an outstanding reputation and was world renowned PRIOR to joining the PL. Given that he’s starred in world cups, champions leagues…etc
 

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Looks like a 3rd season could be on the cards.

 

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You seem very insecure.
Somehow missed that. What would I be insecure about? I just find it the height of arrogance and entitlement when some act like those players had done nothing prior to coming to the Premier League, especially with a player like Thiago Silva. Can you not see that?
 

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Incredible that he's still performing at that level at 37. I'm sure he's been a massive influence on the overall improvement of our defence too. Would love to keep him for another season, even if he isn't playing all the time.
 

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Incredible that he's still performing at that level at 37. I'm sure he's been a massive influence on the overall improvement of our defence too. Would love to keep him for another season, even if he isn't playing all the time.
Silva is a very classy player. He is one of those truly elite CB's where he has 3 yards on the CF owing to his footballing brain. As Chelsea also play a back 3, he is also at a team where he can play to his strengths.
 

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I'm amazed that these pundits still expect some pacey striker to show him up.
It's a strange one for sure. He's been absolutely superb in every appearance bar the small blip in his first match. He's been in plenty of 1v1s with quicker players already but he has enough pace and the intelligence to hold them up and/or force them wide.

Other than having to rotate a bit more, his level is still up there with the greats which has been a great surprise.
 

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Silva is a very classy player. He is one of those truly elite CB's where he has 3 yards on the CF owing to his footballing brain. As Chelsea also play a back 3, he is also at a team where he can play to his strengths.
Thiago can play in any sort of defence and he'll be amazing.
 

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It's a strange one for sure. He's been absolutely superb in every appearance bar the small blip in his first match. He's been in plenty of 1v1s with quicker players already but he has enough pace and the intelligence to hold them up and/or force them wide.

Other than having to rotate a bit more, his level is still up there with the greats which has been a great surprise.
Yep, that West Brom game aside, I can't think of any particularly poor games from him. He's consistently fluctuated between pretty good and fecking unreal the entire time he's been here.