Video: Thiago Silva restless at home as Chelsea snatch dramatic win over Manchester City - The Chelsea Chronicle

Video: Thiago Silva restless at home as Chelsea snatch dramatic win over Manchester City

Thiago Silva was visibly nervous when watching his Chelsea teammates secured an incredible comeback win over Manchester City on Saturday from home.

The 36-year-old centre-back was given some rest and stayed in London, along with a couple of other Chelsea players; as Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell.

It was certainly bold decisions from Thomas Tuchel, but considering the numbers of games these three have played, he understandably did not want to risk any injuries ahead of the FA Cup and Champions League finals.

And it worked out in the end, the travelling squad managed to win despite a shaky first half.

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Raheem Sterling gave Manchester City the lead just before half-time and the home side could have doubled the lead if it was not for Sergio Aguero’s unsuccessful panenka attempt from the spot.

Hakim Ziyech levelled the score with a superb left-footed strike in the second half, before Marcos Alonso secured the win in the stoppage time.

The game was certainly an emotional rollercoaster for every Chelsea fan — as well as Silva who watched the game from home with his family.

His wife Isabele shared on her Instagram account how such a calm figure on the pitch like Silva could be rather anxious off the pitch.

Chelsea are now third in the Premier League table, one point above fourth-placed Leicester City and six points above fifth-place West Ham United (one game in hand).

They will face Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday before heading to Wembley for the FA Cup final against Leicester City at the weekend.

Gerry is a Chelsea supporter who has more than five years of experience in online publishing. He started out writing for Chelsea fan blogs during his high school years, before writing for several local sport news outlets. After graduating in NCTJ-accredited sports journalism MA at the University of Sunderland, he has worked as a freelance writer for The Chelsea Chronicle since 2020. He is a big fan of football statistics and strongly believes that sooner or later, the xG Gods always catch up. He is also a proud member of Michael Ballack fan club.