– Thiago Silva picked up a hamstring injury during Chelsea’s win over Tottenham
– The Brazilian made efforts to clear off danger but overburdened his thigh in the process
– Thomas Tuchel is hoping the veteran defender will return to action pretty soon
– The Blues travel to Sheffield United as they continue their resurgence under the new manager
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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel might be without Thiago Silva against Sheffield United this weekend following the hamstring injury he suffered during Tottenham Hotspur’s 1-0 win.
Jorginho scored the only goal from the spot in the 24th minute after Eric Dier tripped Timo Werner through a clumsy challenge from the Englishman.
The victory, however, means that the German boss has claimed his second victory in three games since he became the Blues manager, and has also kept clean sheets in all three meetings.
Meanwhile, the former Paris Saint Germain’s defender-general tried clearing off the ball but overstretched himself and he ended up hurting himself in the process.
He was immediately replaced by Andreas Christensen in the 36th minute and the former PSG handler while responding to media questions after the game said:
“I saw Thiago with a big strap around his muscle but we have to wait. It’s worrying because it’s a muscle injury.”
According to Daily Mail, Silva had completed more passes than anyone else on the pitch and was bossing the Chelsea defence which had very little to do in the first half.
Since they conceded before the half-hour mark, Jose Mourinho’s men could not equalise as they allowed the Blues to run off with maximum points.
The North Londoners have lost their last three Premier League games while they languish on the eighth position with 14 points behind Manchester City who are topping the table at the moment.
Although the seriousness of Silva’s injury remains unknown as of the time of this publication, Tuchel will be hoping the experienced centre-back will not miss too much of a crucial month for the club, who are also currently without the injured Kurt Zouma.
Chelsea travel to face Atletico Madrid in the first-leg of their Champions League Round of 16 tie in less than three weeks, as well as welcoming Manchester United to Stamford Bridge later this month.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Thomas Tuchel was informed he can only earn a new Chelsea deal if he guides the club to Champions League in the next two seasons.
Tuchel was recently appointed new Blues boss, replacing club old boy Frank Lampard who was sacked after a torrid run of results.