Thiago Silva makes sensational world best claim about Reece James as he rates Graham Potter

Thiago Silva has claimed Chelsea team-mate Reece James can go down as one of the best players in history and given his verdict on new Stamford Bridge boss Graham Potter.

James scored, made an assist and helped the team keep a clean sheet as Chelsea beat AC Milan 3-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

Former England stars Joe Cole and Rio Ferdinand were full of praise for James after Chelsea’s victory and Silva also spoke glowingly about his team-mate.

‘He’s (James) a very young athlete but looks like he’s been playing football for so many years,’ Silva told Hayters. ‘It’s easy to talk about him because he is someone I really like.

‘I hope he can continue with this winning mentality because he is a guy who works really hard and deserves all this success. He is one of the strengths of our team, both offensively and defensively

‘I hope he can continue like this, because is he keeps this winning mentality he has everything to be one of the best in history.’

Brazilian veteran Silva also praised new Blues boss Potter after Chelsea kicked their Champions League campaign into gear against AC Milan.


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