Chelsea star labelled ‘GOAT’ following starring first-half vs West Ham
West Ham vs Chelsea
Saturday’s early Premier League kick-off is currently playing out in east London.
Said tie sees West Ham United playing host to city rivals, Chelsea.
Chelsea headed into the game looking to continue their fine start to the campaign, which sees them sitting pretty atop of the Premier League having lost just one league game all season so far.
But, with Liverpool and Manchester City breathing down their necks, Thomas Tuchel and co. could not really afford to drop any points against David Moyes’ men on Saturday.
Thiago Silva labelled GOAT
West Ham, though, clearly set up with their main goal simply not to lose.
The Hammers switched to a back-five for the tie and were very conservative in their attacking play during the opening half-hour or so, making it very hard for Chelsea to carve out any sort of proper chances.
However, Chelsea eventually broke the deadlock after 28 minutes with another set-piece goal.
Thiago Silva rose above Michail Antonio to head Mason Mount’s cross into the Hammers’ net.
Time and space aplenty!
Thiago Silva with the simplest of headers for Chelsea! 💥 pic.twitter.com/pLyvJGw9LM
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) December 4, 2021
Moments later, Thiago Silva came up trumps for Chelsea at the other end, clearing a goal-bound effort from Vladimir Coufal.
After a superb showing from Thiago Silva in the first 45 on Saturday, the defender has received a lot of praise online.
Many of the comments, with just some shown below, have dubbed the Brazilian the GOAT (Greatest of all time), for his actions vs West Ham:
THIAGO SILVA THE GOAT
— Westy🧙♂️ (@ZestyPaxked2) December 4, 2021
Thiago Silva is the goat😫💚💚
— Tamarapreye (@TamarapreyeX) December 4, 2021
Thiago Silva the goat CB I’ve seen enough
— look at you, now look at us (@maybebeatsbymo) December 4, 2021
thiago silva GOAL LINE CLEARENCE
THE REAL GOAT
— trickzz (@trickzz_cod) December 4, 2021
Nah Thiago Silva is the goat
— Ross (@rt98_) December 4, 2021
Thiago Silva is the GOAT man
— Puli Prop (@PuliProp) December 4, 2021
Thiago Silva the goat
— Vunga (@THFCVunga) December 4, 2021