Thiago Silva’s availability for Chelsea’s Carabao Cup closing towards Liverpool is unsure after he limped off with an damage throughout their match towards Crystal Palace.
The Brazilian defender was substituted earlier than the hour mark at Selhurst Park after trying to dam a shot from Jean-Philippe Mateta.
Nonetheless, the defender remained on the bottom and wanted on-field remedy. Slowly getting up, Silva was visibly annoyed as he left the pitch to be substituted by Levi Colwill. Regardless of Chelsea’s essential 3-1 victory, the fear over Silva’s damage is critical.
The timing of the damage couldn’t be worse for Chelsea, particularly with Benoit Badiashile already sidelined attributable to a groin damage sustained towards Aston Villa.
With a match towards Manchester Metropolis looming on Saturday and the Carabao Cup closing towards Liverpool on Sunday, February 25, which is essential for his or her marketing campaign, the Blues face vital challenges forward.
Profitable towards Liverpool would safe Chelsea’s qualification for the Europa Convention League subsequent season, representing a major increase contemplating their current struggles. Nonetheless, it won’t be as financially profitable for them in comparison with different competitions.
Mauricio Pochettino’s staff have been absent from European competitors this season, and their place in the course of the Premier League desk means that qualifying for Europe by the league is inconceivable at this stage.