- Thiago Silva believes Chelsea's new signings can help the club successfully challenge for the title
- Frank Lampard has signed up to six new players this summer, bolstering his squad in nearly all departments
- The Blues have collected three points from two of their opening matches of the new season
Thiago Silva has exuded confidence Chelsea will challenge for the Premier League title this season.
The Blues have picked three points from two of their opening matches, with their first defeat of the season coming against Liverpool.
Sadio Mane's spectacular brace in the second half of the Sunday, September 20, clash was enough to sink the west London club at Stamford Bridge.
The west London club finished fourth last season under the tutelage of Frank Lampard who has since added an array of players within his ranks.
Timo Werner, Kai Havertz and Hakim Ziyech are key among the new players who have linked up with the Englishman in the Premier League.
And Silva, who joined Chelsea from Paris Saint-Germain this summer is confident the new signings will put his new side in a pole position to put up a serious title bid.
"With our young group, as well as some more experienced players like our captain [Cesar] Azpilicueta, we’ve got all it takes for a great season," Metro UK quoted the 35-year-old saying.
"We’ve signed some top players and we’ve got a squad capable of putting together a great season so that’s what we’re going to try and do," he added.
Silva is yet to pull on a Chelsea shirt days after his arrival, missing his side's opening-day win over Brighton.
He was also not part of the squad that suffered defeat in the hands of the Reds.
However, he is in line for his debut on Wednesday, September 23, when Chelsea take on Barnsley in the Carabao Cup.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Paris-Saint-Germain who are French champions are reportedly interested in the signing of Chelsea star Tiemoue Bakayoko and they have made contact with the Blues' chiefs.
Since the French midfielder moved to Stamford Bridge three years ago, the 26-year-old has failed to impress Chelsea chiefs who now want to flog him out.
According to the report on UK Sun, Italian side AC Milan are interested in signing Bakayoko on a permanent basis, but they have not been able to convince the Blues.
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