Former Paris St- Garmain Defender, Thiago says he is not worried by the speed of premier league despite the fact that he is turning 36 today, a day before his debut for Chelsea.

Silva, who will play in Chelsea’s third round of Carabao Cup against Barnsley on Wednesday (tomorrow) t Stamford Bridge said, “age is just a number on your document” during his first Chelsea news conference.

He added, “I don’t worry about the speed of the Premier League at all. Physically, I feel very young and I’m very well prepared for this. People who know me know how much I love my work; how I put in 200%.”

This is a great opportunity that Chelsea and Frank Lampard have given me and I don’t want to let them down,” said Silva.

Silva lifted Seria A title in 2010/11 season with AC Milan before moving to French giants PSG where he won seven consecutive Ligue 1 titles and also assisting the club to their first ever Champions league final last season.

The defender went on to say, “I’m coming here as an older player so I see that as Chelsea and Frank Lampard wanting a player with my experience.

I’ll use the words of how Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti described new signing James Rodriguez: ‘If you want someone to run we could sign Usain Bolt’. I hope to help these young players with this new adventure,” said the Brazilian.

Silva said: “I’ve never really seen myself in the Premier League before because I saw it as a difficult style of football. I didn’t have any desire to play here.”

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