Chelsea injury crisis worsens with Silva ruled out

Chelsea’s injury woes have worsened with captain Thiago Silva set to overlook six weeks after damaging his knee ligaments in his facet’s 2-0 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

Silva, 38, signed a brand new one-year contract with Graham Potter’s facet earlier this month. The Brazil defender has been an necessary determine in Chelsea’s struggling facet and provides to an extended record of gamers sidelined by injury.

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Chelsea said in a statement launched on Tuesday: “Having sustained a knee injury during the first half of Sunday’s match against Tottenham Hotspur, Thiago underwent further assessment and a scan on his return to the training centre on Monday.

“Scan outcomes from these assessments have confirmed injury to Thiago’s knee ligaments and he’ll now work intently with the membership’s medical division throughout his rehabilitation to return to motion as quickly as doable.”

Injury issues have been one of a number of issues for Chelsea this season as they sit 10th in the Premier League table. Silva joins Christian Pulisic, N’Golo Kante, Cesar Azpilicueta, Edouard Mendy and Armando Broja out injured.

Chelsea look to finish their six match winless run in opposition to relegation-threatened Leeds United on Saturday.

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