Silva is now 39 and is nearing the end of a glittering career for club and country.
In an interview with the club's website, Silva stated: “I have to say, at every club I've been at, I've felt a lot of love from the clubs themselves and the fans, but here it feels a little bit different, because of the fact that my kids are playing in the team too.
“For me, it would be a dream to see them play professionally at Chelsea. I love watching them, ultimately, and I try to help them as much as I can.
“I love seeing my kids playing here, my wife is here all the time and even wants to be at every away game. I think she realizes that time is running out slightly, so she wants to make the most of the last few years of my career.
“When I got here, it felt like love at first sight, to be honest, and I'm still very proud to be here."