Chelsea fans received a blow after it was confirmed that Thiago Silva is set to be sidelined for five to six weeks due to a knee injury sustained during the match against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
Thiago Silva’s absence will be a huge loss for the Blues, who are currently chasing the Premier League top four place and also competing in the UEFA Champions League. The experienced defender has been a key player for Graham Potter’s side this season, playing a crucial role in their impressive defensive record.
The 36-year-old has made more than 70 appearances for Chelsea. His leadership and experience have been vital to the team’s success, and his absence will be felt both on and off the pitch.
Chelsea will now have to rely on the likes of Fofana, Badiashile, Koulibaly, and Cesar Azpilicueta to fill the void left by Thiago Silva’s injury. The trio has been in good form this season, but they will need to step up and take on more responsibility in the absence of the Brazilian.
It’s also worth noting that Thiago Silva’s injury comes at a crucial time for Chelsea, with a busy schedule of fixtures ahead, including a crucial Champions League tie against Borussia Dortmund.