Former Arsenal and Chelsea defender William Gallas has named his the two best centre-backs in the Premier League right now, but snubbed Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk.
Gallas won two Premier League titles during his time at Chelsea under Jose Mourinho before he made the switch to the Gunners in 2006.
The Frenchman was also part of the the Blues defence that only conceded 15 goals in the 2003/2004 title-winning season.
When asked about the best defenders in the league now, Gallas told Genting Casino, " ‘I will speak about two players. I will speak about Thiago Silva because, he always finds the edge. I think what he does for Chelsea, it’s magnificent.
"As you know, to play in the Premier League it’s not easy. It’s very physical. And Thiago Silva is 36 years old. He is the boss of that defence. He’s mature, he’s got experience.
"So that’s why players like Rudiger and Chalobah, when they play next to Thiago Silva, they feel secure. 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 as well, you’ve got Ruben Dias at Man City. He is a very strong, and a very thoughtful defender. He doesn’t make a lot of fouls. In his position, that is always good. That is how he communicates to his team.
"He doesn’t speak a lot, but he doesn’t have to. But you know, he looks strong. So those two players, for me, are the best defenders in the Premier League."
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