Thiago Silva out for up to six weeks in blow to Graham Potter and Chelsea
Defender damaged knee ligaments against TottenhamNo Silva or Badiashile for second leg against Dortmund
Graham Potter’s problems have increased after Chelsea confirmed that Thiago Silva damaged knee ligaments against Tottenham, ruling the centre-back out of pivotal games against Leeds United and Borussia Dortmund.
Silva was forced off during the defeat at Spurs after a challenge on Harry Kane during the first half and his absence will come as a major blow to Potter, who could be without the defender for up to six weeks. Chelsea’s head coach is under growing pressure after a damaging run of form and, although he is said to retain the complete backing of the hierarchy, that support could ebb away if he loses the next two games.