Thiago Silva injury: Thomas Tuchel provides update on Chelsea defender

The Blues have kept three clean sheets from three games under new boss Thomas Tuchel

Arvind Sriram
Friday 05 February 2021 09:43
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Chelsea defender Thiago Silva could miss Sunday's Premier League game against Sheffield United after sustaining what looked to be a thigh muscle injury in the 1-0 win at Tottenham.

Brazil international Silva was forced off in the first half at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium after stretching for the ball.

He was replaced by Andreas Christensen, who could now be forced to deputise for the 36-year-old in the centre of defence this weekend.

"It will be very tight for Sunday, only two days recovery," boss Thomas Tuchel said after the match.

"It is too early to give a diagnosis because I saw him very briefly with a big strap around his muscle.

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"We will have to wait until Friday so we can confirm it but I think for Sunday he is a big doubt."

Jorginho's 24th-minute penalty sealed the victory for Chelsea and lifted them into sixth spot with 36 points from 22 games.

Reuters

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