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Chelsea star becomes the EPL player with most goal-line clearances in league & UCL this season

Chelsea FC defender Thiago Silva was in action yesterday for the Blues in their fifth game of Group H UEFA Champions League fixtures against Juventus at Stamford Bridge.

The former PSG player was kept in his team's starting XI after establishing himself as a major component in Thomas Tuchel's squad since his arrival at the club in late January.

Thiago Silva was in the heart of the defense line for the whole 90-minute game, which was crucial in keeping a crucial clean sheet that kept them at the top of the table and also booked them a spot in the knockouts.

The prolific 37-year-old defender put up a magnificent defense performance for Chelsea in the 29th minute of the game to save his club from allowing a goal that could have been the equalizer for the visitors.

The host gained the lead in the first half of the game with a goal from Trevoh Chalobah to make it one zero, which was the only goal separating the two sides at the halftime break.

The hosts were more dominant in the second half, putting up more physical, tactical, and technical displays, and as a result, they extended their lead in the second half with a goal from Reece James to make it two goals to zero before Callum Hudson-Odoi made it three.

Substitute Timo Werner sealed the win for the Blues in the final minute of the game, making it four goals to nil at the finish.

Thiago Silva's excellent delivery in the game means that no Premier League player has made more goal-line clearances this season throughout league and European competition than the Brazilian ace (2).

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