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Chelsea told they’ve already found their next Thiago Silva

Chelsea have already found their next Thiago Silva in Wesley Fofana according to BBC pundit Danny Murphy. The Frenchman was praised for his passing, ability on the ball and his aerial prowess after he scored the winner for the Blues in their first victory in seven matches to ease pressure on underfire boss Graham Potter.

Chelsea picked up a win in the Premier League for the first time since mid-January following their narrow 1-0 win over Leeds United. Potter had Fofana to thank for the victory with the former Leicester man heading home from a Ben Chilwell corner.

The 22-year-old was also impressive defensively as the Blues mounted a strong rearguard action to keep their opponents at bay. As a result, his performance drew special praise from football pundit Murphy, with the former Liverpool and Fulham midfielder suggesting the Blues have already found their next Thiago Silva.

“When you play for Chelsea, you need to be good on the ball, you need to be [able to play] forward passes with confidence,” he told Match of the Day when speaking about Fofana.“We see the progressive passing, somebody, similar to [Thiago] Silva, who’s got the confidence to play on the front foot and get Chelsea up the pitch, which they’ve lacked in recent weeks.

“His passing is excellent, he’s comfortable on the ball, and he’s a threat in both boxes.”

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“I scored, the team won, and a clean sheet as well. It was a very good day and now we’re focused for Tuesday.”

It is another big week for Chelsea as they look to get their campaign back on track. Borussia Dortmund are the visitors on Tuesday as they seek to overturn their one-goal deficit from the first leg while Leicester are the opposition in the Premier League next Saturday.

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