Thiago Silva revealed he got some divine intervention when deciding whether to join Chelsea, who the Brazilian believes are the "best in England".

The veteran centre-back completed a free transfer to Chelsea earlier this month after eight trophy-laden years at Paris Saint-Germain, and was immediately given the captain's armband for his Premier League debut against West Brom at the weekend.

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However, Silva's error lead to West Brom's second goal as Chelsea struggled to a 3-3 draw at the Hawthorns, with life in England not proving easy initially. Silva, though, insists he is in the right place.

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“In truth, when I knew that things were finished with PSG, I had always hoped for something great," Silva told France Football. "At the beginning, we were scared that my age would be a strain and that club representatives would have negative prejudices.

It is very difficult to bounce back when you are past the age of 33 or 34. But I wanted to be believe, I prayed to God to find me a project that matched my ambitions. God listened to me because Chelsea are the best in England.
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