Pat Nevin suggests that Chelsea’s Thiago Silva looked fed up in Saturday’s Premier League game against Brighton.
The Blues had a horrid weekend by losing 4-1 away to Brighton in the Premier League earlier today.
Graham Potter’s side were all at sea defensively in certain parts of the game. Meanwhile, the attack wasn’t much better with some wastefulness going forward.
The result ended Potter’s nine-game unbeaten run since he became Chelsea’s head coach, so it’s time to quickly reset for the final four matches before the World Cup break,
Silva looked fed up against Brighton
BBC pundit Nevin noticed during the first-half that 38-year-old Silva was looking visibly frustrated on the pitch.
He claims the Blues centre-back kept anxiously looking over at his bench and it was clear from his body language he wasn’t happy.
“I think Chelsea have to make a change. Looking at body language, every time Thiago Silva makes a pass, he just turns and stares at his bench as if to say ‘what are we doing?’” Nevin told BBC Radio 5 Live (3:42pm, 29 October).
It’s obvious Potter’s side were vulnerable defensively, especially in the first-half, and were made to pay.
Silva had a rare off day himself where he did make some uncharacteristic mistakes, including gifting away possession in the build up to a Brighton goal. It’s worth highlighting he did still manage to make a couple of trademark goal-line clearances, though.
In fairness, none of the Chelsea players could have enjoyed that performance at the Amex Stadium today.
Hopefully, there’s a big response in the upcoming games, particularly next weekend in the league against rivals Arsenal.