Chelsea star Thiago Silva recently engaged in a social media exchange with a disgruntled fan on Instagram. The fan expressed his belief that Silva should be dropped from the team, stating that playing him necessitates a back five formation. He further argued that switching to a back four would improve the team’s attacking prowess without compromising their defensive stability. However, Silva promptly responded, clarifying that the team actually plays with a back four and accepting responsibility for the recent defeat. He urged the fan to put the pressure on him, emphasizing his willingness to shoulder the blame.
While graphics may suggest that Chelsea currently employs a 3-4-3 formation, the reality is slightly different. Left-back Ben Chilwell operates further up the pitch, with Levi Colwill assuming full-back duties. On the opposite flank, Malo Gusto functions as a more traditional full-back with the freedom to contribute in the attacking phase. It remains to be seen whether manager Mauricio Pochettino will make any adjustments to the team’s tactics after the international break.
In other news, talkSPORT has launched a new match center where fans can stay updated on Chelsea’s fixtures, results, and live Premier League standings. The center provides comprehensive coverage of the team’s progress throughout the season.
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Thiago Silva, Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian stalwart of the back-line, has been hilariously schooling an eager Chelsea fan this past week on Instagram.
A Chelsea supporter decided to leave a comment on Silva’s Instagram page, demanding that the Blues should “[sack] him now”. To the fan’s surprise, Silva was more than capable of answering back – in English!
The 36-year-old defender replied, “Learn English and come back”. Silva’s quip was met with approval by fans not only from PSG, but also from all around Europe.
The Brazil international joined PSG in 2012, making 362 appearances in all competitions, winning a plethora of Ligue 1 titles and one Champions League. Silva’s goal-scoring contribution and tremendous defensive work have been instrumental for Les Parisiens over the years, and the defender is already considered a club legend by the fans.
Silva will now be looking to help PSG secure a place in the UEFA Champions League group stage as they take on Atalanta in the playoffs on Wednesday night.
Even though the Brazilian is no longer at his prime age-wise, his leadership skills, character and of course intelligence on the field have earned him respect from the fans of all clubs, even – as recently seen – from rival teams.