Pat Nevin claims he noticed Brazilian defender Thiago Silva screaming at his Chelsea teammates during yesterday’s crushing defeat against Leeds United.
Chelsea suffered their first defeat of the new season in emphatic fashion on Sunday afternoon, losing 3-0 away to rivals Leeds in the Premier League.
The Blues wrecked any optimism early in the campaign with a sloppy performance on the weekend.
Brenden Aaronson, Rodrigo Moreno and Jack Harrison were on the scoresheet for Leeds. Kalidou Koulibaly was sent off for the visitors at Elland Road late into the contest, too.
Silva screaming at Chelsea teammates
BBC pundit Nevin claims Chelsea centre-back Silva was visibly going mad at his players moments before Leeds scored a quick-fire double in the first half.
Apparently, the 37-year-old sensed the danger and pressure building on his side.
“That first 45 mins was brilliant by Jesse Marsch, the players did well and seemed to be everywhere making no space for Chelsea. Any time Chelsea got the ball they were closed down by Leeds. Panic stations for Chelsea, Thiago Silva noticed it before the first goal, screaming to get his players closer together but didn’t move it quick enough. By the time they adapted they were five minutes too late and two goals down,” Nevin told BBC Radio 5 Live.
For certain, Thomas Tuchel’s side need to quickly draw a line in the sand and move on from Sunday.
There’s now an important run of games ahead where they need to get some wins on the board to shoot up the league table.
They play Leicester City and West Ham within the next three games, who are both winless sat in the relegation zone during this early part of the season. Chelsea travel to Southampton in-between those matches as well.
It’s an uncertain time at Stamford Bridge right now with the transfer rumour mill in full flow, but the current team on the pitch need to grind out results before the final squad is assembled.
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