THIAGO SILVA was one of a few Chelsea players to be praised by fans following their defeat to Arsenal.

The Blues season went from bad to worse as they were beaten 3-1 at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday evening.

The Gunners raced into a three-goal lead thanks to a brace from Martin Odegaard and a single goal strike from Gabriel Jesus.

However, it could have been even worse for Frank Lampard's team if it were not for Silva.

The Brazilian defender was able to pull off a brilliant goal-line clearance to deny Gabriel Magalhães from making it four.

The Arsenal star headed goalwards but the ball was stopped on the line as Silva calmly used his knee to control it and then hoof it away.


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The moment saw commentator and former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher hail Silva as one "of the best defenders in the world".

While Chelsea fans admitted that he was too good for the club on social media.

One supporter tweeted: "Thiago Silva, we don’t deserve you man! Another goal-line clearance."

A second wrote: "Thiago to touch that ball on his lap before making an on the line Clearance… pure class and composure.. make we do celebrate small victories.. coulda easily been four."

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A third commented: "Legendary Clearance….Thiago Silva ???."

A fourth said: "That classy goal line clearance from Thiago Silva though. Wheew ????."

While a fifth added: "That Thiago Silva's goal-line clearance is one of the reasons why if I see any Chelsea fan-preferred line up and Silva is not there, I just call it trash and keep moving."

In an eventful game for Silva, he was also involved in a row with Ben Chilwell after going 2-0 down.

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