Thiago Silva, the veteran defender for Chelsea, is facing backlash from fans after expressing his regret over not being in the Champions League. Silva took to Twitter and tagged the official Champions League account, using a crying emoji to convey how much he misses the competition, which kicked off yesterday.
Fans Urge Silva to Delete His Tweet
Chelsea fans wasted no time in responding to Silva's tweet, urging him to delete it. They believe that he should focus on addressing the club's poor form rather than lamenting about missing the Champions League. After finishing 11th in the Premier League last season, Chelsea failed to qualify for this year's edition of the competition.
Silva, who has played in the Champions League 106 times and won it once with Chelsea in 2021, seems to have irked the fans with his statement. The club's poor performance in the current season, winning only one out of their five Premier League games so far, has further fueled disappointment among supporters.
Fans Remind Silva of Chelsea's Real Priorities
Reacting to Silva's tweet, one fan emphasized the more pressing concern, stating, "We have a relegation battle to worry about, king." Another fan urged Silva to delete his tweet altogether, while a third sarcastically referred to it as "Project 2030," implying that the next time Chelsea might compete in the Champions League would be far into the future.
Silva, seemingly undeterred by the criticism, has chosen to pin the tweet instead, possibly as a response to the trolling.
Chelsea's Summer of Upheaval
Last summer proved to be a period of significant change for Chelsea, with the club signing 12 players and parting ways with 23 through sales, loans, or releases. The transfer spending exceeded £1 billion since the club came under the ownership of Todd Boehly in May of the previous year.
Injuries Plague Chelsea's Squad
Manager Mauricio Pochettino cited injuries as a contributing factor to Chelsea's 0-0 draw with Bourenmouth over the weekend. Pochettino expressed frustration at the lack of a fully fit squad, stating, "With all of the squad fit, we can compete, but now we don't have all of the squad available. What can we do? For me, nothing to say… the fans can do this. We had 12 injured this weekend: I am going to cry, I am going to complain, to who? I have to accept."
Chelsea Aims to Bounce Back Against Aston Villa
In their quest to reverse their fortunes, Chelsea will host Aston Villa in their next Premier League fixture, scheduled for next Sunday.