Chelsea defender Thiago Silva has confirmed on social media that he has had to undergo quarantine in London following international duty with Brazil.

Thomas Tuchel has previously ruled that the 37-year-old out of Saturday’s trip to Brentford in his pre-match press conference.

It is pretty clear that the German was not very happy about players’ having to play “too many games” for both clubs and countries.

This is not the first time that Silva had to miss the first game following the international break, either. He is, after all, one of the few Chelsea players who have to travel outside Europe during these breaks.

It is not only that, but apparently, the veteran centre-back has also had to self-isolate upon returning to the UK.


In an Instagram story, Silva wrote: “And here we are in quarantine #London.”

Fortunately, the UK government previously announced new rules (The Guardian) that would allow Silva to play in matches and train with his teammates.

Although, he will have to stay confined to the club’s quarantine facilities during the 10-day period.

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It seems very unfair that Silva has had to go through all of these just to be able to represent his country.

Bear in mind, he already missed out on international duty in the last break after Premier League clubs agreed not to release their South American players to red-zone countries.

Given Antonio Rudiger’s injury, Chelsea will certainly hope that Silva will soon be available again.

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