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Shearer: Thiago Silva led by example for Chelsea

20 Sep 2021

Premier League's all-time leading scorer names Blues centre-back in his Matchweek 5 best XI

Chelsea produced another fine performance to triumph 3-0 at Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday and go joint-top of the Premier League.

At the heart of their display was centre-back Thiago Silva, who not only scored the opening goal but nullified the threat of Son Heung-min as the Blues extended their unbeaten start to the season.

For Alan Shearer, the Premier League's all-time record goalscorer and Hall of Fame inductee, that London derby victory earned the Brazilian, along with three of his Chelsea team-mates, a place in his Matchweek 5 Team of the Week.

David De Gea (MUN) WHU 1-2 MUN

Manchester United's goalkeeper produced an excellent save to keep out Mark Noble’s penalty in stoppage time and earn a big win at London Stadium.

Matty Cash (AVL) AVL 3-0 EVE

Scored a brilliant first goal for the club and played a key part in keeping a clean sheet to end Everton's unbeaten start.

Thiago Silva (CHE) TOT 0-3 CHE

Led by example, scored the all-important first goal and kept Son at bay.

Jan Bednarek (SOU) MCI 0-0 SOU

The Poland defender handled everything Manchester City threw at him and made some heroic last-ditch blocks.

Antonio Rudiger (CHE) TOT 0-3 CHE

The second Chelsea centre-back to score, producing a neat finish and playing a key role in defence.

Marcos Alonso (CHE) TOT 0-3 CHE

Wonderful delivery for Thiago Silva's header and controlled the left flank for the Blues.

Oriol Romeu (SOU) MCI 0-0 SOU

Composed on the ball and a strong physical presence, he helped Southampton restrict Man City to just one shot on target.

N'Golo Kante (CHE) TOT 0-3 CHE

He came on at half-time and inspired Chelsea's victory with his energy in midfield. His goal was well deserved.

Ismaila Sarr (WAT) NOR 1-3 WAT

The Senegalese winger wreaked havoc with his pace. He scored twice and Norwich City couldn't cope with him.

Ivan Toney (BRE) WOL 0-2 BRE

Toney bullied the Wolverhampton Wanderers defence and starred with a goal and an assist.

Allan Saint-Maximin (NEW) NEW 1-1 LEE

Scored a great goal and tormented Leeds United with his dazzling dribbling and trickery.

Manager: Thomas Tuchel (CHE) TOT 0-3 CHE

The German’s half-time introduction of Kante and tactical tweak inspired Chelsea to an impressive win at Spurs. They will take some beating in the title race this season.

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