Chelsea injury news – update on injury Thiago Silva blow against Tottenham
Thiago Silva had to be removed from the field during Chelsea’s match against Tottenham in the London derby.
Due to an injury issue, Thiago Silva had to be substituted against Tottenham early in the first half, dealing a major setback to Chelsea. The Brazilian injured his knee while making a last-ditch effort to halt Harry Kane from charging into the box.
Silva grimaced and limped gingerly off the field before returning after lying down for a short while to receive medical attention. Unfortunately for the Blues, the seasoned defender was unable to continue, returning only to fall to the ground once more.
the signing of Before the 20-minute mark, Wesley Fofana was brought in to replace him, and he had a difficult time getting going because of his own injury worries. With the significance of the upcoming games, Graham Potter will be hoping that Silva won’t be out of action for an extended period of time.
While the fact that he would miss the remainder of the Tottenham match alone is a setback, the forthcoming Champions League match against Borussia Dortmund is a crucial matchup. After the first leg of the round of 16, the Blues are down 1-0, but the home match at Stamford Bridge offers hope for a comeback.
Nevertheless, there might be further worries if the team’s ailments, which have plagued them for the past several weeks, come up again. Since taking over, Potter has had to deal with a wide variety of absences, with as many as 11 first-team players absent at once.
Although this has now subsided within the team, a serious injury will be concerning given Silva’s importance in the backline due to his quality and experience. His talent was shown earlier this season when Potter gave him high praise after a draw with Liverpool, telling BT Sport: “He’s helping Benoit [Badiashile], that’s his second game in the Premier League, I thought he performed extremely well.”
But it really helps to having Thiago Silva there with him. I’m pleased with his play; he’s a key player for us, a team and group leader, and he seems to be having fun playing football.
After the game, the manager is expected to respond to inquiries about the injury’s severity because it’s unclear how serious the issue may be.