Ex-Liverpool man says Chelsea player is finished

Before Thiago Silva was dropped and unused at Goodison Park versus Everton in Chelsea's latest loss, the Blues defender was described as finished by a former Liverpool star. Is this an accurate assessment?

Everton FC v Chelsea FC - Premier League
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As previously mentioned, Thiago wasn't in the starting lineup for Chelsea's trip to play the Toffees. This wasn't a massive surprise for many people keeping track of the Blues at the moment. The ageing but undeniable quality centreback remains of Premier League standard, but he has undeniably been going through a bad patch of late. It doesn't help the Brazil international that CFC, in spite of an astute motivator and tactician such as Mauricio Pochettino being in charge, are in such a heavy transitional stage.

Then again, if we are truly honest, being 39-years-old isn't really helping either. The former Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan star is shown up just for pace and athleticism at times, if very seldom for intelligence or quick-thinking. As I say, the Chels' stalwart is still worth having in an EPL team, he just may be a bit past leading sides aiming for top-table finishes or realistic cup-seeking. A mid-level club is probably more suitable for Thiago's current capacity. Maybe he's at hid level then!? All jokes aside, maybe Pochettino should begin partnering Benoit Badiashile and Axel Disasi regularly as they may be the future duo to properly compete. Against Newcastle United and Manchester United, Thiago wasn't up to par and was subsequently dropped for the Everton fixture. Although, no progress was made.

Ex-Liverpool player believes Chelsea centreback Thiago Silva is no longer capable at Premier League standard

Steve Nicol, formerly of the Reds, seems to agree with my characterisation of Thiago, who he describes as a magnificent player. However, Nicol also concurs that the CB cannot move his feet quick enough anymore.