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Chelsea vs Brighton: Tuchel Names Squad for Tuesday’s EPL clash
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Chelsea vs Brighton: Tuchel Names Squad for Tuesday’s EPL clash

  Chelsea will be seeking a second successive win when they welcome Brighton to Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Tuesday evening. Last weekend, the Blues qualified for the FA Cup final, beating Manchester City 1-0 at Wembley. Tuchel’s men could climb above Leicester City with a win tonight, as the race for Champions League places hots up. Midfielder Mateo Kovacic will again be missing for Chelsea. The Croatian missed the City game through injury and will not make a return against Brighton. Tuchel has confirmed that the Blues will have to manage Thiago Silva’s workload carefully after he went off at the weekend. Andreas Christensen is likely to return after playing no part in the last two fixtures. Full Chelsea squad available to face Brighton: Goalk...
Chelsea vs Man City: Tuchel Names Squad for FA Cup semi-final
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Chelsea vs Man City: Tuchel Names Squad for FA Cup semi-final

  Chelsea will take on Manchester City for a place in this year’s FA Cup final on Saturday. This is the second semi-final the Blues will be featuring in. Earlier this week, they saw off FC Porto and will face Real Madrid in the Champions League last four. Mateo Kovacic missed that game, after picking up an injury in training and will miss the City encounter at Wembley. Defender Andreas Christensen is also out with hamstring injury. N’Golo Kante has been given the ‘green light’ though to play 90 minutes. Goalkeepers: Edouard Mendy, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Willy Caballero Defenders: Antonio Rudiger, Marcos Alonso, Thiago Silva, Kurt Zouma, Reece James, Cesar Azpilicueta, Ben Chilwell, Emerson Palmieri Midfielders: Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Hakim Ziyech, Kai Havertz,...
Chelsea vs Porto: Tuchel names Squad for Champions League Second-leg tie
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Chelsea vs Porto: Tuchel names Squad for Champions League Second-leg tie

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has named his side’s squad to face FC Porto in the Champions League quarter-final second-leg tie on Tuesday night. Tuchel released a 23-man squad that will tackle Porto at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium in Seville, Spain. Chelsea had won Porto 2-0 in the first-leg last week. The Bleus head to the game following a 4-1 win against Crystal Palace in the Premier League last weekend. Chelsea’s squad against Porto: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Antonio Rudiger, Marcos Alonso, Andreas Christensen, Jorginho, Thiago Silva, N’Golo Kante, Tammy Abraham Christian Pulisic, Timo Werner, Willy Caballero, Kurt Zouma, Edouard Mendy, Mateo Kovacic, Olivier Giroud, Mason Mount, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Ben Chilwell, Hakim Ziyech, Reece James, Cesar Azpilicueta, Kai Havertz a...
Chelsea Star Thiago Silva Reveals how he Almost Died from Tuberculosis When he was 21
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Chelsea Star Thiago Silva Reveals how he Almost Died from Tuberculosis When he was 21

Over a decade ago, Brazil and Chelsea defender, Thiago Silva was almost snatched by the hands of death after catching tuberculosis, he has revealed. Silva, 36, was diagnosed with the bacterial infection while at Dynamo Moscow in 2005. And at the tender age of 21, he was hospitalised for six months while Russian doctors treated him for the condition. According to Silva who spoke to AP News, the tuberculosis was so advanced, that doctors even considered removing part of his lungs to ensure he survived. But his mother, Angela, and wife, Isabelle advised him against removing it. "That would have ended my career, I needed guardian angels to take me away," Silva told AP. Silva was signed by Dynamo from Porto in January, 2005 for a fee of around £3.5m. Despite not pla...
Porto vs Chelsea: Why I Benched Thiago Silva, N’Golo Kante – Tuchel
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Porto vs Chelsea: Why I Benched Thiago Silva, N’Golo Kante – Tuchel

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has explained why he benched Thiago Silva and N’Golo Kante in the Blues’ Champions League quarter-final clash first-leg tie against Porto on Wednesday night. Tuchel decided to name Silva and Kante among Chelsea’s substitutes against Porto at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium in Spain. The German said he left Silva on the bench because the Brazilian defender was not yet at full fitness after being denied the chance to earn 90 minutes against West Brom in the Premier League last Saturday. According to him, he left Kante on the bench because he wanted Chelsea to play quick and fluid attacking football against Porto. However, Tuchel eventually featured Silva and Kante late in the second half of the encounter as the pair replaced Reece James and Mas...
Porto vs Chelsea: Tuchel announces strong squad for Champions League tie
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Porto vs Chelsea: Tuchel announces strong squad for Champions League tie

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has named a strong squad to face FC Porto in the Champions League quarter-final’s first-leg tie on Wednesday night. Tuchel released a 23-man squad that has the likes of N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic and Mason Mount to lead the midfield for the Blues against Porto at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium in Seville, Spain. Chelsea had knocked Atlético Madrid out from the Champions League last-16 in March, while Porto eliminated Juventus. Tuchel’s side head to the game after losing 5-2 to West Brom in the Premier League on Saturday at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea’s squad against Porto: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Toni Rudiger, Marcos Alonso, Andreas Christensen, Jorginho, Thiago Silva, N’Golo Kante, Tammy Abraham, Christian Pulisic, Timo Werner, Willy C...
Thiago Silva breaks silence on red card, Chelsea’s 5-2 loss to West Brom
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Thiago Silva breaks silence on red card, Chelsea’s 5-2 loss to West Brom

  Chelsea defender, Thiago Silva has reacted to the red card he received from referee David Coote during the Blues Premier League match against West Brom on Saturday. The Brazilian was shown a second yellow card leading to him being sent off during the shocking 5-2 defeat to West Brom at home on Saturday. According to the Brazilian, who was playing his first game for Chelsea after two months following an injury-enforced absence, his tackle on Matheus Pereira “was not an expulsion move.” Chelsea appeared to be on a smooth ride to victory when Christian Pulisic put them ahead in the 26th minute but the game changed completely two minutes when Silva was shown a second yellow card for a reckless challenge on Okay Yokuslu. The Brazilian veteran defender had earlier recei...
What I told Chelsea players after 5-2 defeat to West Brom – Thomas Tuchel
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What I told Chelsea players after 5-2 defeat to West Brom – Thomas Tuchel

  Thomas Tuchel haa revealed what he told Chelsea players after their shock 5-2 defeat in the Premier League at home to West Brom on Saturday. The former Paris Saint-Germain boss said he had some quick words with the players which was majorly to calm them down and prepare them for more to come. Being their first loss in 14 games, the manager said he made the player understand that they have to accept and find a away to deal with it. Since taken over from Frank Lampard towards the end of January, Thomas Tuchel’s Blues kept over 7 clean sheets and had 14 matches unbeaten run in all competitions. The German gaffer also said that he will digest the game later once they are less ‘emotional’. Chelsea took at Stamford Bridge through Christian Pulisic but the game flippe...
Sam Allardyce Criticises Premier League after West Brom’s 5-2 win over Chelsea
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Sam Allardyce Criticises Premier League after West Brom’s 5-2 win over Chelsea

  West Brom manager, Sam Allardyce has criticised the Premier League after his side’s 5-2 win over Chelsea on Saturday. The Englishman believes that the Premier League are making things difficult for West Brom with their hectic scheduling as they (his team) fight to avoid relegation. West Brom produced what could be argued as the upset of the season on Saturday with a dramatic 5-2 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Prior to the game, Chelsea were unbeaten in 14 games under Thomas Tuchel. But Sam Allardyce’s side inflicted a first defeat on Tuchel, scoring five goals in the process. Matheus Pereira and substitute Callum Robinson both scored twice after Thiago Silva was sent off in the first half and Mbaye Diagne added the 5th. Although Allardyce is aware ...
Joe Cole Blames two Chelsea Players for shock 5-2 Defeat to West Brom
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Joe Cole Blames two Chelsea Players for shock 5-2 Defeat to West Brom

  Former Chelsea star, Joe Cole has described Jorginho and Marcos Alonso as standout flops in Chelsea’s humiliating 5-3 defeat to West Brom at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Christian Pulisic put the home side ahead but then things went south very quickly for the Blues with Thiago Silva being sent off in the 28th minute. Matheus Pereira then scored twice for the visitors shortly before half time and in the second period, Tuchel’s side became totally capitulated. Mbaye Diagne struck and Callum Robinson netted a brace either side of a goal from Mason Mount which gave Chelsea a fleeting hope. Cole blamed both players for their poor performances in an array of disappointing displays by Thomas Tuchel side at home by Chelsea. With the unsavoury result, Tuchel lost his un...
Chelsea vs West Brom: Tuchel Names Those to Blame for 5-2 Defeat
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Chelsea vs West Brom: Tuchel Names Those to Blame for 5-2 Defeat

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has admitted that he and every single player are to blame for their 5-2 defeat to West Brom on Saturday. The result brought to an end Tuchel’s winning start as the Blues boss. Christian Pulisic opened scoring for Chelsea before Thiago Silva picked up two yellow cards within the opening 30 minutes. Matheus Pereira’s brace turned the game on its head before Callum Robinson made it 4-1. Although Mason Mount pulled one back, Robinson added another deep into stoppage time to seal a shock result. “It is two games, 11 v 11 and then 11 v 10. There is no need to concede five goals when you have our quality, that’s for sure but we are all in on that. Myself included. “We could not adapt to the situation which is a surprise as we were leading. We ...
Chelsea vs West Brom: I Feel Very Bad Benching you – Tuchel tells Mount
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Chelsea vs West Brom: I Feel Very Bad Benching you – Tuchel tells Mount

  Chelsea coach, Thomas Tuchel has confessed he felt bad keeping Mason Mount on the bench for his team’s clash against West Brom on Saturday and has told him so. Mount was benched on Saturday as his team welcomed relegation battling West Brom at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. However, the Englishman came in the second half with the Blues already 2-1 down and with the veteran defender, Thiago Silva sent off in the 28th minute. Tuchel told BT Sport that he was left with a “very bad feeling” at having to bench the midfielder. Asked specifically about Mount and how important it is he is fresh to take on Porto, Tuchel said, “It’s very important that he’s with us. “I told him, ‘It’s a very bad feeling for me to leave you out, already I want you always on the pitch.’ “...
Chelsea vs West Brom: Tuchel’s Squad for EPL Clash Confirmed [Full list]
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Chelsea vs West Brom: Tuchel’s Squad for EPL Clash Confirmed [Full list]

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, will be without midfielder, N’Golo Kante, when they host West Brom in the Premier League on Saturday. Kante picked up a hamstring injury while on international break with France. However, Thiago Silva will be available for selection. The Blues occupy fourth spot in the table and are facing pressure from a host of teams, including Everton, West Ham United and Liverpool, to keep hold of that final Champions League place. The kick-off time for the Chelsea vs West Brom match is 12.30 pm. Full Chelsea squad available to face West Brom: Goalkeepers: Edouard Mendy, Kepa Arrizabalaga & Willy Caballero. Defenders: Reece James, Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger, Kurt Zouma, Andreas Christensen, Ben Chilwell, Marcos Alonso & ...
Chelsea Gets Triple Injury Boost Ahead of West Brom clash
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Chelsea Gets Triple Injury Boost Ahead of West Brom clash

  Chelsea have received a triple injury boost ahead of their Premier League clash with West Brom on Saturday afternoon. According to Football London, Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, is expected to see the return of a number of his first-team players, Thiago Silva, Tammy Abraham and Jorginho, when Chelsea host West Brom at Stamford Bridge. The trio was at Chelsea’s training ground (Cobham) earlier this week with the rest of their team-mates in a bid to get ready for the West Brom clash. Silva had missed Chelsea’s last ten games due to a thigh injury. Abraham had missed Chelsea’s last seven games due to an ankle problem he picked in their 2-0 victory over Newcastle United. Jorginho was ruled out of Chelsea’s win over Sheffield United in the FA Cup quarter-final and...
Chelsea vs West Brom: Thiago Silva gives fitness update ahead of EPL clash
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Chelsea vs West Brom: Thiago Silva gives fitness update ahead of EPL clash

  Chelsea defender, Thiago Silva, has provided the latest update on his fitness level ahead of his side’s Premier League clash against West Brom on Saturday. Silva, alongside Tammy Abraham, returned to Chelsea training earlier this week ahead of the West Brom clash at Stamford Bridge. The Brazilian centre-back had suffered a thigh injury “setback” in training in the past few weeks. The former PSG star has not featured for Chelsea since a 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in early February. Providing an update on his fitness, Silva wrote on Instagram, “Happy to be back doing what I love! May God bless our new beginnings.” Chelsea are presently occupying the fourth position in the Premier League with 51 points from 29 games.
Thiago Silva Takes Decision on Chelsea Future
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Thiago Silva Takes Decision on Chelsea Future

  Chelsea defender, Thiago Silva, will sign a one-year contract extension at Stamford Bridge, Le10Sport reports. Silva signed an initial 12-month deal when he joined from Paris Saint-Germain as a free agent last summer. Despite suffering from injury problems, the Brazilian has shown he has lost little of his quality. Silva worked under Thomas Tuchel in Paris and the German tactician appreciates the defender’s leadership, even if he has not been able to call on him as much as he’d like in recent weeks. Chelsea inserted a 12-month extension option in Silva’s initial deal, but it required both sides to agree in order for it to be activated. Silva believes he has more to give and has agreed to extend his deal, meaning he will stay at Chelsea until he is at least 37....
Why Mason Mount Captained Chelsea against Sheffield United – Tuchel
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Why Mason Mount Captained Chelsea against Sheffield United – Tuchel

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has explained why he made Mason Mount the captain in his side’s FA Cup quarter-final tie against Sheffield United on Sunday. Mount was named Chelsea’s captain against Sheffield United despite the England international being the fourth-youngest player in the Blues’ squad. However, Tuchel is now saying that he picked the 22-year-old to wear Chelsea’s captain armband against Sheffield because of his leadership qualities. “Our captains are not on the pitch, obviously, Azpi, Jorginho, Thiago Silva, N’Golo, so Mason was already a captain in one of the FA Cup rounds, so we have kept the momentum going for him,” Tuchel told BBC One prior to kick-off. “He deserves it, leadership isn’t a question of age, and he has everything you need to lead the team out...
Thiago Silva Names Toughest Players he ever Faced
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Thiago Silva Names Toughest Players he ever Faced

Chelsea defender, Thiago Silva, has named the toughest opponents he has ever faced in his career. According to Silva, Angel Di Maria, Kylian Mbappe, Didier Drogba, Roberto Firmino, Romario, Adriano, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are the ten strongest footballers he has played against. The 36-year-old, who has also played for Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan, said this on Thursday ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Leeds United on Saturday. “The ten strongest and most difficult players that I had the chance to play against are Di Maria, because of his technical quality and his incredible left foot,” Silva told Chelsea’s official website. “Kylian Mbappe, because of his speed and as well as his technical quality. “Didier Drogba, be...
Chelsea Shortlist Three Centre-backs to Sign for Tuchel
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Chelsea Shortlist Three Centre-backs to Sign for Tuchel

  Chelsea have shortlisted a three-man centre-backs to sign for their manager, Thomas Tuchel, this summer, according to The Athletic. Tuchel is keen to bolster his backline despite an excellent defensive record since he replaced Frank Lampard last January. Bayern Munich’s Niklas Sule is one of the names Chelsea is looking at. Another option being looked at is Atletico Madrid’s Jose Gimenez, who has been impressive for Diego Simeone’s men so far this season. Chelsea is also keen on RB Leipzig’s Ibrahima Konate, with the French star also on the radar of Premier League rivals Manchester United. However, If Chelsea manages to sign one of the top-class centre-back, then they would at least offload one of their existing defenders, and Kurt Zouma is likely to be the pla...
Tuchel Worries Over Chelsea Players going for International duties
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Tuchel Worries Over Chelsea Players going for International duties

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has expressed his concerns over players leaving on international duties in March. The UK Government currently requires people returning from a trip to a ‘red list’ country to quarantine for 10 days. Many Premier League players are set to head off abroad to link up with their national teams. Included on the red list is Portugal, large parts of Africa and the whole of South America. This means the likes of Thiago Silva and Edouard Mendy could be unavailable for a spell and Tuchel has suggested he could block players from leaving. “I am absolutely worried because my target is to play in the Premier League and if I have players in quarantine, I cannot build the group that we want,” Tuchel said after his side’s 1-0 win over Liverpool ...
Thomas Tuchel Names Player to Miss Liverpool vs Chelsea Game
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Thomas Tuchel Names Player to Miss Liverpool vs Chelsea Game

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has confirmed that defender, Thiago Silva, will not take part in his side’s Premier League clash against Liverpool on Thursday night at Anfield. Silva had missed Chelsea’s last six games because of a muscle thigh injury. The 36-year-old sustained the injury during Chelsea’s 1-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur earlier last month. However, speaking at his pre-match press conference on Wednesday, Tuchel revealed that the Brazilian international would not play for Chelsea against Liverpool. “Thiago [Silva] made his first training with the team but didn’t finish the last exercise, not because of any pain but just to be aware of taking a risk,” Tuchel said. “I assume he will train today, but he is not at 100 percent, so he will not join...
Tuchel Names Player to Miss Chelsea vs Man United Match
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Tuchel Names Player to Miss Chelsea vs Man United Match

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has confirmed that centre-back, Thiago Silva, will not take part in his side’s Premier League clash against Manchester United on Sunday evening at Stamford Bridge. Silva had missed Chelsea’s last five games because of a muscle thigh injury. The Brazilian international sustained the injury during Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur earlier this month. However, speaking at his pre-match press conference on Friday, Tuchel revealed that the 36-year-old would return to his squad next week. “He [Thiago Silva] did an individual session today, on the pitch, and felt it was big progress,” said Tuchel. “It’s a big step ahead for him, so I hope he will join the group next week.” Chelsea head to the game after beating Atletico Madrid 1-...
Why I Enjoy Champions League Football in Chelsea More Than PSG – Thiago Silva
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Why I Enjoy Champions League Football in Chelsea More Than PSG – Thiago Silva

  Brazilian defender, Thiago Silva, has said he enjoys Champions League football in Chelsea more than PSG because of the Premier League side’s previous success in Europe’s elite competition. Silva moved to Stamford Bridge from PSG on a free transfer last summer after eight seasons with the Ligue 1 giants. The Brazilian won 23 honours, of which seven were Ligue 1 titles but never tasted the Champions League trophy. The Ligue 1 champions came close to winning the Champions League last term, getting to the final last summer under current Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel but they were defeated 1-0 by Bayern Munich. “At PSG, the pressure to win a first Champions League is immense. The team works around this objective, not to win Ligue 1,” Silva told FourFourTwo “It’s ...
Tuchel Names Player to Miss Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea Match
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Tuchel Names Player to Miss Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea Match

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has confirmed that defender, Thiago Silva, will not take part in his side’s Champions League last-16 first-leg clash against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night in Bucharest. Silva had missed Chelsea’s last four games because of a muscle thigh injury. The 36-year-old sustained the injury during Chelsea’s 1-0 win over rivals Tottenham Hotspur earlier this month. However, speaking at his pre-match press conference on Monday, Tuchel revealed that the Brazilian international again will be missing from his squad. ‘He [Thiago Silva] is not available,” Tuchel said. “He is training right now. We are leaving and he is not available.” Chelsea head to the game following a 1-1 draw with Southampton over the weekend. The kick-off time for Atl...
Thomas Tuchel Names Chelsea Captains
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Thomas Tuchel Names Chelsea Captains

  Thomas Tuchel has named his captains at Chelsea. The German says he is pleased to have Cesar Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Jorginho, and Ngolo Kante as Chelsea captains. He also compared Azpilicueta with former Blues captains John Terry and Frank Lampard. Azpilicueta who fell in the pecking order during Lampard’s reign as manager, has seen himself back playing regularly under the new manager. The 31-year-old Spaniard is one of several Chelsea players who have featured in each of the five Premier League games under Tuchel so far. “I strongly believe in the power of captains in football teams,” Tuchel told Chelsea TV. “I had the pleasure to have Thiago Silva as my captain in Paris, together with Marquinhos, and now I have Azpi, Thiago, Jorginho and [N’Golo] Kante...
Chelsea vs Newcastle: Tuchel Gives Injury Update on Thiago Silva Ahead of EPL Clash
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Chelsea vs Newcastle: Tuchel Gives Injury Update on Thiago Silva Ahead of EPL Clash

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has provided the latest injury update on Defender, Thiago Silva, ahead of his side’s Premier League clash with Newcastle United next week Monday. Silva picked a thigh injury during Chelsea’s 1-0 victory against Tottenham Hotspur on February 4. The Brazilian centre-back has been a key player at the heart of Chelsea’s defence but he was forced off the pitch after just 36 minutes of the London derby with an injury. Providing an update on Silva, Tuchel said the 36-year-old feels better and he is getting the right treatment. The German also said that Silva would miss Chelsea’s FA Cup fifth-round tie against Barnsley at Oakwell Stadium on Thursday night. “Thiago is out for tomorrow [Barnsley vs Chelsea match] for sure,” Tuchel said at his pre-match...
Thiago Silva Takes Decision on Chelsea Future
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Thiago Silva Takes Decision on Chelsea Future

Thiago Silva is keen to remain at Chelsea for one more season, according to the UK Telegraph. The 36-year-old joined the Blues as a free agent after leaving Paris Saint-Germain last summer. Silva has become one of Chelsea’s most consistent performers this season. The Brazil defender signed a one-year deal last August with the option to extend for another 12 months. It is understood Silva wants to activate that option and Chelsea are expected to keep the experienced defender for another campaign. The report claims that Silva has established himself as a “popular figure” within the dressing home and has had a big influence on younger players in the squad. He is currently sidelined with a thigh injury, but he’s aiming to return for their Premier League clash against Sout...
Barnsley vs Chelsea: Tuchel Gives Injury Updates on Pulisic, Thiago Silva
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Barnsley vs Chelsea: Tuchel Gives Injury Updates on Pulisic, Thiago Silva

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has said Christian Pulisic missed their 2-1 win over Sheffield United because of “family issues” and not injury. Mason Mount and Jorginho scored, as the Blues moved up to fifth place on the Premier League table. Pulisic was left out of the squad on Sunday and when asked about the American’s absence, Tuchel said: “Christian has some family issues to solve. Family is always first. “So we decided to give a rest for this game.” Tuchel also revealed that Thiago Silva is aiming to return from his thigh injury for Chelsea’s clash against Southampton on February 20. “For Thiago we are fighting every day. He will be for sure out for the FA Cup, so it will take us some time, it will take several days. “We set the goal, maybe Southampton is realis...
Sheffield United vs Chelsea: Tuchel Gives Injury Update on Thiago Silva Ahead of EPL Clash
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Sheffield United vs Chelsea: Tuchel Gives Injury Update on Thiago Silva Ahead of EPL Clash

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has provided the latest injury update on Thiago Silva ahead of his side’s Premier League clash with Sheffield United on Sunday. Silva sustained a thigh injury during Chelsea’s 1-0 victory against Tottenham Hotspur on Thursday night. The Brazilian defender has been a key player at the heart of Chelsea’s defence, but the 36-year-old was forced off the pitch after just 36 minutes of the London derby with an injury. Speaking after the game, Tuchel said that Silva might not recover in time for the Sheffield clash this weekend. “It will be very tight for Sunday’s game, only two days recovery,” Tuchel told Chelsea’s official website. “It is too early to give a diagnosis because I saw him very briefly with a big strap around his muscle. “We wil...
Champions League Squad Ahead of Atletico Madrid tie [Full list]
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Champions League Squad Ahead of Atletico Madrid tie [Full list]

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has released a 25-man list for the Champions League knockout stages. The west London Blues face LaLiga giants, Atletico Madrid in the knockout stages of the competition after finishing top of their group. The first leg takes place on February 23, in Madrid while the second leg comes up in Stamford Bridge on March 17 Two names have been removed from the first being Fikayo Tomori who joined AC Milan on loan and Ian Maatsen after his loan move to Charlton Athletic. Young duo, Nigerian-born Tino Anjorin, and Henry Lawrence have made the knockout squad. The list also has Billy Gilmour, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Mason Mount all included on List B. Here is the confirmed squad list in full: List A: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Antonio Rudiger, Marcos Alonso,...
Chelsea Announce Thomas Tuchel As New Manager
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Chelsea Announce Thomas Tuchel As New Manager

Thomas Tuchel has been appointed as the new Chelsea Head Coach. He moves to Stamford Bridge following a two-and-a-half year spell at French champions Paris Saint-Germain, which came to an end last month. He will be the first German to manage Chelsea and arrives having guided PSG to four major honours and the Champions League final during his time in the French capital. Prior to that, he spent seven seasons coaching in the Bundesliga, first with Mainz, where he led them into the Europa League, and then a successful period with Borussia Dortmund where he won the German Cup. At Chelsea, he will be reunited with Christian Pulisic and Thiago Silva who he coached during his spells in Dortmund and Paris respectively. Tuchel, who has signed an 18-month contract with the possibility o...
Rodgers Backed As The Best Candidate For The Chelsea Job
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Rodgers Backed As The Best Candidate For The Chelsea Job

A former Blue thinks the Leicester City boss would be the ideal man to take his old club forward if the board decides to make a change in the dugout Ex-Chelsea midfielder Craig Burley says Brendan Rodgers is the best candidate for the top job at Stamford Bridge ahead of Massimiliano Allegri and Thomas Tuchel as pressure continues to build on Frank Lampard. Lampard is now midway through his second season in charge at Chelsea, which has so far been a huge disappointment for a fanbase that had initially been excited to see a club legend bring together a new pool of talent worth over £200 million ($274m). Chelsea spent big to secure deals for Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Ben Chilwell and Edouard Mendy in the summer transfer window, while also managing to pick up B...
Chelsea vs Luton Town: Thiago Silva Speaks Tough Ahead of FA Cup Clash
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Chelsea vs Luton Town: Thiago Silva Speaks Tough Ahead of FA Cup Clash

Chelsea defender, Thiago Silva, has urged his teammates to give their ‘blood and sweat’ ahead of their FA Cup fourth-round tie with Luton Town on Sunday at Stamford Bridge. Silva also urged Chelsea players not to give up on their objectives for this season. The former PSG star wants Frank Lampard’s men to give more effort, determination, courage and dedication in order to win matches for the Blues going forward. The Brazilian international was part of Chelsea’s squad that lost 2-0 against Leicester City in the Premier League on Tuesday night at the King Power Stadium. “Nobody said it would be easy. To win in life, it takes a lot of effort, many hours of dedication, determination and a lot of courage,” Silva wrote on Instagram on Wednesday. “That’s why we are not going to...
‘Chelsea are genuine Premier League & Champions League contenders’ – Blues have no weaknesses, says Cole
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‘Chelsea are genuine Premier League & Champions League contenders’ – Blues have no weaknesses, says Cole

A former Stamford Bridge favourite believes Frank Lampard's side can go all the way in both domestic and continental competitions   Chelsea are genuine Premier League and Champions League contenders, according to Joe Cole, who says the Blues have no weaknesses. Frank Lampard sought to build on an encouraging fourth-place Premier League finish in 2019-20 by recruiting the likes of Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Ben Chilwell, Edouard Mendy and Thiago Silva in the summer transfer window. The Blues backed their manager to the tune of over £200 million ($269m) and are already seeing the fruits of their sizeable investment in the early stages of the new season.
“Thiago Silva Is Fit And Set To Face Burnley “ – Lampard
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“Thiago Silva Is Fit And Set To Face Burnley “ – Lampard

The Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has affirmed that Thiago Silva is fit and set to face Burnley on Saturday. The Brazilian centre-back did not travel with the Blues’ for the Champions League clash against Krasnodar, partially due to the fact he had played 90 minutes in the draws against Sevilla and Manchester United. Lampard had always been careful with handling Silva’s minutes this season, given that he is 36 years old. Lampard also confirmed it was the main reason the previous Paris Saint-Germain captain didn’t feature in Russia In the pre-match press conference, Lampard said, “Thiago is fit. Taking him out of Russia was a maintenance issue.” The Chelsea manager added that the goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga is the only fitness concern in his squad, as things stand. He said:...
Chelsea failing to rekindle Cech & Terry glory days’
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Chelsea failing to rekindle Cech & Terry glory days’

The former England international goalkeeper, who saw out his career at Stamford Bridge, admits success is “impossible” without a “solid basis” Chelsea’s defensive issues are making it “impossible” for them to hit ultimate targets, admits Rob Green, with the Blues failing to recapture the glory days of when Petr Cech and John Terry were in their pomp. Frank Lampard has been doing his best to emulate those efforts and big money has been invested at Stamford Bridge, with Roman Abramovich once again rolling recruitment dice over the summer. Additions at the back formed part of an elaborate spending spree, with the likes of Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell and Edouard Mendy snapped up.
Lampard praises Silva’s ‘perfect’ Chelsea debut
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Lampard praises Silva’s ‘perfect’ Chelsea debut

The Brazilian veteran started and played 60 minutes in his first match with the Blues Frank Lampard has praised summer signing Thiago Silva after a "perfect" Chelsea debut for the former Paris Saint-Germain star. After sitting out the first two games of the Premier League season, Silva started and played the first 60 minutes of the Blues' 6-0 Carabao Cup victory over Barnsley. The Brazilian is still working his way to full fitness, having been given time off after helping PSG reach the Champions League final just last month.
“I would have stayed at Chelsea if I knew you would join” – Willian tells Thiago Silva
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“I would have stayed at Chelsea if I knew you would join” – Willian tells Thiago Silva

Willian has joked with Thiago Silva that he would have stayed at Chelsea, if he knew his compatriot would sign for the Blues, the UK Telegraph reports. Silva, 35, penned a one-year deal with Frank Lampard’s side last month after his contract at Paris Saint-Germain expired. Before then, Willian had left Stamford Bridge for Arsenal, ending his seven-year stay at the club. After Silva arrived in London, Willian playfully told the defender: “If I had known you were moving to Chelsea, I would have stayed there after all.” However, another Brazilian played a key role in Silva joining Chelsea. Ahead of PSG’s Champions League campaign in Lisbon, Neymar gave Chelsea a ringing endorsement, saying he was “remarkably clear” in urging Silva to join Frank Lampard’s side.
Lampard expects added pressure after Chelsea spending spree
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Lampard expects added pressure after Chelsea spending spree

Frank Lampard admits expectations at Chelsea will soar after an expensive recruitment drive ahead of the new Premier League season. The Stamford Bridge club has spent nearly £200 million ($263 million) as they have brought in on Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva, Kai Havertz, and Malang Sarr and could add even more new faces. The former Chelsea midfielder is under no illusions that owner Roman Abramovich will expect improvements on last season. The club finished fourth in the Premier League to secure Champions League qualification in Lampard’s first campaign, but lost the FA Cup final to Arsenal and was thumped 7-1 on aggregate by Bayern Munich in Europe. “I’m very aware that a club like Chelsea, even though we had a transfer ban, even though the year wa...
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Mbappe: PSG have to buy players to fulfil Champions League ambition

The 21-year-old is determined to seal the European title with the club but says they need to sign the right players to make it happen Kylian Mbappe says Paris Saint-Germain must make smart decisions in the transfer market if they are to achieve their dream of winning the Champions League. After sealing a treble of trophies in France, Thomas Tuchel's men reached the Champions League final for the first time last season, but were bested by Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich, with PSG youth academy product Kingsley Coman netting the decisive goal. The Ligue 1 champions have seen the likes of Edinson Cavani, Thiago Silva, Eric Choupo-Moting and Thomas Meunier leave this summer, while their only signings have been striker Mauro Icardi and goalkeeper Sergio Rico, who joined on permanent...
Chelsea Sign Kai Havertz From Bayern Leverkusen
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Chelsea Sign Kai Havertz From Bayern Leverkusen

The Blues have completed the signing of second German international this summer with Kia Havertz putting his signature on a five-year contract. The transfer of the young, highly rated attacking midfielder from Bayer Leverkusen follows on from the purchase of Timo Werner from another Bundesliga club RB Leipzig, and is in addition to the recruitment of Hakim Ziyech, Ben Chilwell and Thiago Silva as Frank Lampard’s squad for the forthcoming season takes shape. We have also signed young French defender Malang Sarr who is going out on loan with a view to gaining more experience before he is involved. Havertz had this to say on becoming a Chelsea player. ‘I am very happy and proud to be here, For me it is a dream come true to play in a big club like Chelsea and I can’t wait to meet all t...
Chelsea agree €80m fee plus €20m add-ons for Havertz with Bayer Leverkusen
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Chelsea agree €80m fee plus €20m add-ons for Havertz with Bayer Leverkusen

Kai Havertz is closing in on a move to Chelsea from Bayer Leverkusen after the clubs agreed a package of €80m plus €20m in add-ons for the midfielder. The Blues, who have been in talks with their Bundesliga counterparts for several weeks over a deal for the Germany international, concluded the negotiations for the £89m transfer on Wednesday, according to Sky in Germany. Havertz, who is keen to join the club as soon as possible, has not yet had a medical with Chelsea and remains with the Germany squad for their UEFA Nations League fixtures with Spain and Switserland. Earlier this week, Leverkusen's head coach Peter Bosz said the 21-year-old is unlikely to train for the club again as he nears a move to the Premier League. Havertz looks set to become Frank Lampard's seventh summer s...
Chelsea Sign Thiago Silva On A Free Transfer
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Chelsea Sign Thiago Silva On A Free Transfer

During his eight years in the French capital, the Brazil international centre-back won seven Ligue 1 titles among the huge haul of 25 trophies he has collected with Les Rouge et Bleu. Though he turns 36 in September, Thiago Silva was still in prime form in 2019-20, topping the division's 'passes completed' chart with 95.5% of his attempts reaching their target. With 204 league games, including 200 starts for PSG, Thiago Silva last season went past former teammate Blaise Matuidi to move level with Dominique Rocheteau in 14th on the club's all-time appearance makers chart. With 154 wins in those 204 league games, PSG have won 73.5% of their matches with Thiago Silva in the side compared to 66.3% without him.
Thiago Silva Will Do A Great Job For Chelsea – Rivaldo
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Thiago Silva Will Do A Great Job For Chelsea – Rivaldo

Brazilian legend Rivaldo, has stated that veteran centre back Silva still has “plenty to offer” at the highest level. The former Barca midfielder who disclosed this said, Silva will do a “great job” for Chelsea , while predicting that the ex- Paris Saint-Germain star will become a “commanding voice” in Frank Lampard’s squad. The Brazilian center half dropped into the free agency pool after lining up for PSG in the Champions League final on Sunday against Bayern Munich. PSG lost 1-0 to the Bavarians in the European showpiece in Lisbon, but still finished their latest campaign with four major trophies, taking the Brazilian defender’s overall haul of silverware at the club to 23. Thiago Silva 35-year-old was not offered a contract extension at Parc des Princes, and is current...
Silva To Undergo Chelsea Medical Thursday
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Silva To Undergo Chelsea Medical Thursday

Brazilian defender Thiago Silva is due to undergo a medical at Chelsea on Thursday – despite last-ditch efforts by Paris Saint-Germain to offer him a new deal. The finishing touches to an offer have been agreed between Chelsea and the 35-year old in the past 48 hours. PSG manager Thomas Tuchel remains a huge advocate of Silva – and has continued this week to try to keep the former AC Milan defender in Ligue 1 for a ninth season. However Silva’s fellow Brazilian, PSG’s sporting director Leonardo, does not share Tuchel’s plan and wants Silva to leave.
Cavani And  Meunier to leave PSG in June as duo decide against extension for Champions League
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Cavani And Meunier to leave PSG in June as duo decide against extension for Champions League

The Uruguay and Belgium internationals will not travel to Lisbon for the rest of the competition while Layvin Kurzawa and Thiago Silva will stay on Edinson Cavani and Thomas Meunier will not stay on to see out Paris Saint-Germain's Champions League campaign and will leave the club when their contracts expire at the end of June. Cavani and Meunier are among several PSG players whose contracts expire on June 30, as well as defensive pair Thiago Silva and Layvin Kurzawa. But while Kurzawa and Silva look set to accept the offer to stay until the culmination of the Champions League, Goal can confirm that the French champions will lose two key players as they prepare to compete for continental honours.
Cavani And Thiago Silva To Leave PSG In August
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Cavani And Thiago Silva To Leave PSG In August

The pair have made more than 600 combined appearances for the club, winning countless domestic trophies during their time in Paris Edinson Cavani and club captain Thiago Silva will both leave Paris Saint-Germain this summer, director of football Leonardo has confirmed. The pair are both out of contract at the end of June but will remain with the club until the season is fully completed with the Champions League, Coupe de France and Coupe de la Ligue all still to be resolved. Between them, they have made more than 600 combined appearances for PSG in all competitions. "The idea is to continue playing with them until the end of August. "It was a very difficult decision to make; these are players who have marked the history of the club. “Their stories were so beautiful. B...
Cavani and Thiago Silva to leave PSG this summer, Leonardo confirms
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Cavani and Thiago Silva to leave PSG this summer, Leonardo confirms

The pair have made more than 600 combined appearances for the club, winning countless domestic trophies during their time in Paris Edinson Cavani and club captain Thiago Silva will both leave Paris Saint-Germain this summer, director of football Leonardo has confirmed. The pair are both out of contract at the end of June but will remain with the club until the season is fully completed with the Champions League, Coupe de France and Coupe de la Ligue all still to be resolved. Between them, they have made more than 600 combined appearances for PSG in all competitions.
Coronavirus: Neymar Leaves Paris
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Coronavirus: Neymar Leaves Paris

Paris Saint-Germain forward, Neymar, has returned to his native Brazil, due to the coronavirus pandemic, ESPN reports. Neymar left France with his international team-mate, Thiago Silva, before the country went into lockdown on Tuesday. PSG gave all the players permission to leave the country and self-isolate where they wanted or stay home in Paris. It is believed that another of Neymar’s compatriot, defender Marquinhos chose to remain in France over returning to Brazil. The players have been given instructions by the PSG coaching staff to maintain their fitness levels. These plans include eight minutes of warm up, 10 minutes of doing weights (pushing at least their own weights or more), 40 minutes of running on the treadmill with a change of pace and five minutes of warm...
Thiago Silva Faults team After PSG Defeat Against Dortmund
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Thiago Silva Faults team After PSG Defeat Against Dortmund

Paris Saint-Germain captain, Thiago Silva, has blamed himself and his teammates for giving the ball away too easily in the first half following their 2-1 defeat against Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday night. Dortmund defeated PSG at the Westfalenstadion Stadium, thanks to two goals from Erling Haaland. Neymar did score a goal for the French Ligue 1 champions, but Silva believes Thomas Tuchel’s men put themselves in danger. “We gave the ball too easily in the first half, and Dortmund were able to put us in danger,” PSG’s official website quoted Silva as saying after the game. “However, in the second half, it was different, and we opened the game and created many spaces against them. “Both teams have quality, but we conceded that second goal in th...

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