Chelsea drew 0-0 with Manchester United and both sides took one point. Blues coach Frank Lampard mentioned in an interview after the game that the team did not perform well on the offensive end, but Thiago Silva played a key role in the defense.
Lampard said: "This is the beginning of the season, I think it is a continuation of the season. We lacked play in the offensive three zones, but it is very important for us to maintain zero cover.
"Sometimes we want to be more flexible. We played better against Manchester United last season, but we lost on the counterattack. Thiago Silva has increased defensive capabilities and we must see this On the one hand. There is no doubt that we need experienced leaders to be around the young players, and you saw this today."
He also said: "Looking at the progress of the season, the unpredictable start must be the teams that entered the European war at the end of last season. The players have almost no rest time. We added some new players. I don't want to make excuses. But this is true."