Chelsea’s Defining Week Hits Roadblock With Thiago Silva’s Injury
Chelsea defender Thiago Silva is reportedly set to miss two crucial upcoming matches due to a knee injury. Silva is sidelined for a week due to the injury sustained in their previous match against Tottenham Hotspur. Chelsea will now face Leeds United and Borussia Dortmund without their star defender.
The Brazilian defender sustained an injury to his left knee during Chelsea‘s defeat to Tottenham on Sunday. He will undergo scans to assess the extent of the injury and is expected to be out of action for at least one week, according to The Times.
The news is a devastating setback for Chelsea, who are set to face Leeds United in the Premier League this Saturday before hosting Borussia Dortmund for a crucial Champions League round of 16 second–leg match. They currently trail the German side 1–0 on aggregate.
The news is a devastating setback for Chelsea, who will take on Leeds United in the Premier League on Saturday prior to a vital Champions League round of 16 second–leg match against Borussia Dortmund at Stamford Bridge. They are currently trailing the German side 1–0 on aggregate.
Chelsea has not had any success in their last six fixtures across all competitions, and the Blues‘ manager Graham Potter is under pressure following a costly winter transfer window that saw him recruit Enzo Fernandez, Mykhailo Mudryk, and Benoit Badiashile.
Graham Potter has been given support from Todd Boehly and the board even after a series of poor performances, but the upcoming few games will be crucial for the manager, and Silva‘s absence could be detrimental to his success.