Chelsea’s injury concerns have been mounting in recent weeks, with the latest blow coming in the form of a knee injury to defender Thiago Silva.
The Brazilian international was forced off in the first half of Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United on Saturday, and the club have now confirmed that he has suffered a knee injury.
The injury is a major blow for Chelsea, who have already been without the services of several key players due to injury.
The likes of N’Golo Kante, Christian Pulisic, Hakim Ziyech and Ben Chilwell have all been sidelined in recent weeks, and Silva’s injury is another major setback for the Blues.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard will now have to find a way to cope without Silva, who has been a key figure in the Blues’ defence this season.
The injury is a major blow for Silva, who had been enjoying a strong start to the season. He had been a regular starter for Chelsea, and his absence will be a big loss for the club.
Chelsea will now have to look to other players to fill the void left by Silva, with the likes of Kurt Zouma, Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen all likely to be called upon.
The Blues will be hoping that Silva’s injury is not too serious, and that he can make a swift return to action. However, with the Premier League season now in full swing, it could be some time before the Brazilian is back in action.