Chelsea veteran defender Thiago Silva has compared Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of his side’s match against Man United.
Ronaldo and teammates will be up for another challenge as they play their second games under Michael Carrick as they prepare for the arrival of Ralf Rangnick.
Chelsea are leading the Premier League table, enjoying a great run since the start of the season. However, the Blues must nonetheless make sure they control Ronaldo as he has retained his form despite Man United’s struggles.
In a pre-match interview, Thiago Silva has compared Messi and Ronaldo in terms of their approach to dribbling.
“The small difference is that Messi, with the ball in a one-on-one or a two-on-one, is difficult to stop,” the Brazilian explained to ESPN.
“With Ronaldo, I am not saying that it is easy, but one player can mark and the other can monitor – doing that gives you more security at the back.
“However, Messi and Ronaldo are both players capable of incredible things – like Neymar. I believe, though, that it is harder to defend against Messi than it is against Ronaldo.”
So far, Ronaldo has appeared in 14 games for the Red Devils this season and has scored 10 goals as well as given 2 assist.
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Also, the Portuguese ace has won 5 Man of the Match awards, Team player of the month September/October. Premier League player of the month September and a top scorer in Premier League and Champions League.