Liverpool, Man Utd rejected as William Gallas names the best Premier League defenders

William Gallas has named the two best defenders in the Premier League

William Gallas has named the two best defenders in the Premier League (Photo: Getty)

William Gallas has named the two best defenders in the Premier League – and snatches them as Virgil van Dijk and Raphael Varane.

Former French international Gallas spent more than a decade in the English Premier League, winning two Premier League titles at Chelsea before signing for Arsenal in 2006.

Gallas spent four seasons at the Emirates before making a controversial move across north London to Tottenham Hotspur, where he remained until 2013.

The 44-year-old was asked by Genting Casino who he considers to be the best defenders currently in the Premier League, and he chose Manchester City’s Ruben Dias and Chelsea’s Thiago Silva.

Gallas said: ‘I want to talk about two players. I want to talk about Thiago Silva because he always finds the edge. I think what he does for Chelsea, it’s great.

‘As you know, playing in the Premier League is not easy. It’s very physical. And Thiago Silva is 36 years old. He’s the boss of that defense. He is mature, he has experience.

Gallas has paid tribute to Chelsea defender Thiago Silva

Gallas has paid tribute to Chelsea defender Thiago Silva (Photo: Getty)

So that’s why players like Rudiger and Chalobah, when playing alongside Thiago Silva, feel safe. Thiago Silva, with his experience, he takes all the pressure on his shoulder.

‘So that’s why Chalobah, Rudiger, Christensen play so well. Thiago Silva is one of the best defenders in the Premier League.

But you also have Ruben Dias in Man City. He is a very strong and a very thoughtful defender. He does not make many mistakes. In his position, it’s always good. This is how he communicates to his team.

“He does not talk much, but he does not have to. But you know, he looks strong. So the two players are for me the best defenders in the Premier League. ‘

Chelsea fan Gallas has also backed Thomas Tuchel’s Blues to surpass Liverpool and Manchester City and win the Premier League title this season.

When asked for his title prediction, Gallas added: ‘Chelsea, because I have to support Chelsea! Although City and Liverpool are strong, I feel Chelsea can do it and as a former player will support them to do it. ‘

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