Thomas Tuchel has revealed that Chelsea key defender Thiago Silva will be unavailable for the first leg of the Uefa Champions League match against Atletico Madrid set to hold on Tuesday night at Bucharest Romania.
Chelsea have been without the Brazilian for more than two weeks now after he suffered a muscle injury against Tottenham.
The 36 years old was supposed to make his comeback against Southampton last weekend but was dropped to recover fully and it seems he will have to sit the Atletico game out also according to Thomas Tuchel during his press conference today.
Thiago Silva has been instrumental for Chelsea this season especially in the aspect of coordinating the entire defense line as even former Chelsea and now Atletico Madrid’s left back Filipe Luis comfirmed;
Chelsea are a spectacular team, a very complete squad. Thiago Silva is the man who fixes your defence simply by being on the pitch.
With two more signings and fans back, they can win the PL. I hope so, because Chelsea isn’t an easy place when you don’t win.