'He felt': Graham Potter says Chelsea player did feel tightness in his hamstring after Aston Villa win
Graham Potter has confirmed that Chelsea’s Thiago Silva felt tightness in his hamstring following the victory against Aston Villa earlier today.
The Blues showed their resilience on Sunday to win 2-0 away at Villa in the Premier League, which was a game they weren’t at their best level in.
However, Mason Mount was the two-goal hero by scoring in each half for the visitors.
In addition, Kepa Arrizabalaga produced a spectacular individual performance at Villa Park. The Spanish goalkeeper even set a personal record of seven saves while keeping a clean sheet.
Thiago Silva tightness in hamstring
Potter did share some news in his post-match interview after Villa that may concern Blues supporters.
Chelsea’s boss explained Silva did feel tightness in his hamstring, so he’ll need to be assessed before the club’s next game away to Brentford on Wednesday.
“He felt a little tightness in his hamstring so we’ll see how he recovers for Wednesday,” Potter said.
Silva completed yet another 90 minutes during the Villa result, so is getting through a lot of football right now.
The 38-year-old centre-back definitely needs to be carefully managed at his age, especially when the games are coming so quickly this month.
Hopefully, the pain in his hamstring is nothing too serious. If the Brazilian faces a period of time out, Chelsea’s backline is going to start looking very thin on the ground with Reece James and Wesley Fofana currently sidelined.