Chelsea star Thiago Silva proved he takes no prisoners on and off the pitch by giving one fan a schooling on Instagram.
It’s been a tough start to the season for the Blues and a 1-0 loss to Nottingham Forest has increased pressure on the club.
New manager Mauricio Pochettino has seen his side draw with Liverpool, beat Luton, but lose to West Ham and Nottingham Forest in thier opening fixtures.
The 1-0 defeat to the Tricky Trees appears to have stung a lot with supporters beginning to query the former Tottenham boss’ tactics.
One supporter – @talkcfc_ – was particularly unhappy and commented that he believes their 38-year-old centre-back should be the man dropped to help improve their fortunes.
His post on Instagram read: “This won’t go down well but I think it’s time to drop Thiago Silva.. 😬
“Playing him is becoming a problem because we have to play a back 5 to shoehorn him in.
“Playing 4 at the back will allow us to be better going forward and I don’t think we’ll suffer much at the back.
“Nothing but respect to Thiago but I think we’d be better off without him at the minute.”
But the Brazilian superstar wasn’t having any of it, giving him a tactical lesson.
He shot back in the comments: “If you look closely at the game, we are playing with a line of 4 my friend! But there’s no problem in assuming that I’m also responsible for the defeat. put the pressure on me 👍🏾 no problem yesterday!”
While most graphics suggest Chelsea are in 3-4-3 right now with Malo Gusto and Ben Chilwell as wing-backs, the reality is slightly different.
England left-back Chilwell is operating further up the pitch with Levi Colwill operating in full-back areas on the ball.
And on the opposite flank Gusto is a more orthodox full-back with freedom to get forward.
But whether Pochettino tweaks this will be interesting to see after the international break.
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