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Why Thiago Silva will miss Chelsea’s tie with Brentford

Why Thiago Silva will miss Chelsea’s tie with Brentford

Thiago Silva’s Chelsea career to date

Thiago Silva made the move from PSG to Chelsea 14 months ago as a free agent, and has gone on to become a key figure in the dressing room and on the pitch.

Why Thiago Silva will miss Chelsea’s tie with Brentford

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 26: Thiago Silva of Chelsea looks on during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea at The Hawthorns on September 26, 2020 in West Bromwich, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Now 37 years old, he does not play every game, but has made 5 appearances in the Premier League this season, and has featured in both of their Champions League ties this campaign.

Off the pitch too, his experience feels vital, and perhaps is a contributing factor to the leaps in form of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen.

Thiago Silva to miss Brentford clash

However, the Brazilian is set to miss Chelsea’s next clash, against high-flying Brentford, due to international duty. Thomas Tuchel explained why, revealing:

‘He will go and then he will play for Brazil, and then he will come back on the match day versus Brentford.

‘This is the life of international breaks in 2021. Like it or not, what can I do?

‘He’s our player and he arrives on the match day back from a country where he then needs to do quarantine. Is this a good solution for us as a club? No, but we cannot hold him back. It’s impossible.

‘If they call him, he needs to go, otherwise he gets suspended by FIFA. So there is no choice. You simply have to live with it.’

Silva will definitely not be the only man to miss more games due to quarantine rules now that players are allowed to represent red-list countries in the coming weeks.

With Ederson and Alisson both travelling to represent Brazil too, will they also miss key games?

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This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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