Here is your Chelsea morning digest on Thursday, April 15.
Silva drops big hint over Chelsea future
Thiago Silva has hinted that he wants to stay at Chelsea for another year, with his contract due to expire at the end of the season.
The experienced centre-back was brought to Stamford Bridge last summer on a free transfer after leaving Paris Saint-Germain.
Silva has been massively impressive for the Blues and has been tipped to sign an extension to his deal that comes to an end in the next few months.
Now, the Brazilian defender has dropped a hint that he could look to stay at Stamford Bridge next season.
“I hope to continue like this,” the 36-year-old told Sky Sport following Tuesday’s clash with Porto.
“I want to continue to play at this level and get to the World Cup 2022.
“Thomas Tuchel is doing an amazing work here at Chelsea.”
Read the full story here.
Blues fans name player of the season
Some Chelsea fans have named Mason Mount as the club’s player of the season.
The midfielder has been in fine form for the Blues this season and his exploits have been recognised by the club’s fan base.
In a survey conducted by football.london, 82% of fans voted for Mount as their player of the season so far.
Read the full results from the survey here.
Azpilicueta praises Blues’ fighting spirit after Porto win
Cesar Azpilicueta has praised his Chelsea team-mates for the fighting spirit they demonstrated over two legs against Porto.
The Blues progressed to the semi-finals of the Champions League with a 2-1 aggregate victory over the Portuguese outfit.
Azpilicueta, who was part of the Chelsea side that lost to Porto in the second-leg but still managed to progress, has lauded the spirit shown by the English team.
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“We know that Porto every time make the games very difficult for their opponents. They don’t let you play, they are very aggressive, so you have to fight,” the Spanish defender said.
“The team showed that spirit and when you want to get through it doesn’t matter how.
“Of course, we are very honest and we know that we can play better, but sometimes it’s the game to dig in, to fight together, and the team showed that spirit in the two games.”