Thiago Silva could be ‘set to miss’ Chelsea’s Champions League second-leg against Borussia Dortmund


Thiago Silva could miss Chelsea’s crucial Champions League second-leg against Borussia Dortmund through injury.

The 38-year-old was forced off in the first-half of the London derby against Tottenham – being replaced by Wesley Fofana.

According to The Times, the Brazil defender will ‘be sidelined for at least a week’ as Chelsea face a crucial part of their season.

This will come as bad news to all those involved at the club as the veteran defender has consistently been a bright spark during Chelsea’s poor run of form.

Silva is therefore set to be a huge miss during the must-win round of 16 second-leg.

Chelsea lost the first-leg 1-0 thanks to an incredible solo effort from Germany youngster Karim Adeyemi.

The 21-year-old picked the ball up deep inside his own-half and surged towards the Chelsea goal with Enzo Fernandez the only Blues player back.

Adeyemi breezed past Fernandez with ease before rounding Kepa Arrizabalaga in the Chelsea goal and finishing tidily.

It means Chelsea have a lot of work to do in the second-leg to overturn the result and the absence of Silva could prove costly.

Chelsea will also have to bounce back from their poor run of form in the Premier League – most recently the uninspiring loss against Spurs.

Chelsea fell to the 2-0 defeat to Tottenham to leave them languishing in 10th, some 14 points off the top four pace, with yet further pressure mounting on Potter.

Goals from Oliver Skipp and Harry Kane consigned the Blues to their ninth defeat of the league season, four of which have come this calendar year alone.

The defeat is also the fifth time this calendar year Chelsea have failed to score in the Premier League. Potter admitted his side did not ‘create much’ as their goalscoring problems persist.

The Blues will need to somehow find an answer to their goalscoring problem, and quick, if they are to progress in the Champions League.


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