Departing Chelsea star could address supporters after full time on Sunday

Thiago Silva could address the crowd at Stamford Bridge after his final game against Bournemouth, but Mauricio Pochettino has told the club he doesn’t want to do a full time speech.

Silva is preparing for his final game in Blue after four years at the club following his arrival on a free transfer from Paris Saint Germain in 2020.

The 39-year-old was a key part of the side which won the Champions League, Club World Cup and Uefa Super Cup and has made over 150 appearances for the club despite only arriving at the age of 36.

Silva to address the crowd after his final game?

Stamford Bridge is sure to be an emotional place on Sunday as Chelsea fans say farewell to a legend and one of the best defenders to play the game.

The veteran Brazilian has formed a special relationship with supporters and he and his family have fully encapsulated everything it means to play for Chelsea.

Thiago Silva will play his final game for Chelsea on Sunday.

Silva, who was on the bench for the win against Brighton is expected to be restored to the starting line-up against the Cherries, and is reportedly going to be made captain for his final game.

There are believed to be a number of plans in place for Silva on the final day, and journalist Kieran Gill has now revealed Silva could address the fans on the pitch at full time.

He took to X and said:

“Thiago Silva could address the crowd at Stamford Bridge on Sunday after his final game.

“Plans still being finalised by Chelsea, nothing confirmed yet.

“But Mauricio Pochettino has told the club he does not want to do a full-time speech like Erik ten Hag at Old Trafford.”

Silva is heading back to Brazil to finish his career at Fluminense where it all began back in 1998 and has signed a two year deal with the club.

He will hope to help Chelsea finish sixth in his final act for the club and secure Europa League football for next season.

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