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Premier League: Olivier Giroud, Thiago Silva extend Chelsea contracts after manager Thomas Tuchel


Following manager Thomas Tuchel, veteran defender Thiago Silva, 36, and French striker Olivier Giroud, 34, have also seen their deals at Stamford Bridge extended to 2022.

Chelsea rewarded manager Tuchel for winning the Champions League in his first five months in charge with a new contract to 2024 on Friday.

“Chelsea Football Club is very happy to confirm that, following our triumph in the Champions League, Thomas Tuchel’s contract has been extended by two years, as agreed when he joined the Club,” the club said in a statement.

Silva and Giroud have also been handed an extra year as a reward for their roles in the Champions League win.

Brazilian centre-back Silva was forced off early in the Champions League final with a muscle injury, but has been pivotal to tightening up the defence under Tuchel with just 16 goals conceded in 30 games.

“When we brought Thiago Silva in last summer, we knew we were adding a world-class player to the squad,” added Granovskaia. “Thiago has duly shown everyone at Chelsea his immense quality throughout this season, and he has had a huge influence on and off the pitch for us.”

Giroud saw his game time limited towards the end of the campaign, but scored six goals in eight Champions…

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