Chelsea eventually found themselves 3-0 down at the break with Thiago Silva having failed to produce a single tackle, delivering said error leading to a goal and being dribbled past twice to boot.
The debutant’s blushes were only saved by the fact Chelsea produced a heroic comeback in the second-half with Mason Mount, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Tammy Abraham all scoring.
Nevertheless, we can’t take away from the fact that it was a debut to forget and there can be no greater inditement of that reality than the statistics he produced on WhoScored.com.
Silva was slapped with a woeful match rating of 5.06, which is calculated using more than 20 data-sets from the game and created an unenviable statistic for the former AC Milan defender.
It makes Silva the lowest-rated player in the entire Premier League so far this season with his average rating of 5.06 seeing him wind up in 317th place.
For context, that’s below Kepa Arrizabalaga and his two goalkeeping errors in as many games as well as Kieran Gibbs, who was sent off for violent conduct in a 5-2 drubbing at Everton.
That’s pretty bad company to find yourself with, especially when there are players who have turned out for clubs like Burnley and Fulham who have failed to register a single point.
It’s early days. Mistakes happen to everyone. There can be no denying that he’s a top, top defender.
This article was most recently revised and updated 2 weeks ago