‘Does Thiago Silva support West Brom !?’: Fans mock Chelsea’s ‘cursed’ defender after being dismissed
‘Does Thiago Silva support West Brom !?’: Fans mock Chelsea’s ‘cursed’ defender after Brazilian was sent in shocking defeat to the Baggies following his disastrous showing at The Hawthorns in September
- Thiago Silva’s last red card was for Paris Saint-Germain in France in May 2013
- The dismissal on Saturday was only the second in his 456-game European career
- His terrible match at Stamford Bridge comes after a bad debut in the opposite match
Fans have described West Bromwich Albion as Thiago Silva’s ‘bogey team’ after another horror show against the Baggies.
The Chelsea defender made his debut for the club earlier this season in September 2020, making several mistakes when his side was down 3-0 mid-time before finally working his way to tie 3-3.
In the reverse match on Saturday afternoon, Thiago struggled again on his return to the squad and was sent off by referee David Coote within half an hour for two bookable fouls.
Chelsea defender Thiago Silva was laughed at by fans after a bad game against West Brom
The experienced mid-half was sent off by referee David Coote for two bookable fouls
Brazilian Silva, 36, also played poorly during his Blues reverse game debut in September
His resignation – after a hasty attack on midfielder Okay Yokuslu – was just the second of his European career in 456 games and the first since a red card for Paris Saint-Germain against Valenciennes in May 2013.
With the 36-year veteran of the field, Sam Allardyce’s team made hay and went on to win 5-2 with doubles against Matheus Pereira and Callum Robinson plus a Mbaye Diagne hit.
The extensive defeat ended Blues boss Thomas Tuchel’s unbeaten streak since taking over after Frank Lampard’s departure.
BT Sport pundit Karen Carney shared her thoughts on the German’s possible complacency with his team selection.
She said: ‘You look at the rumors that Silva only comes to play for a certain number of minutes and as a player you hear that and you think why he (Tuchel) is managing like that, against a team that we have to respect.
‘That mentality starts earlier. Put down the strongest team and get a result, you are in a position where you cannot drop (points). ‘
And fans raged over the Brazilian’s mistakes, asking, ‘Does Thiago Silva support West Brom?’
Another thought in the same sentence and tweeted: ‘Thiago Silva secretly a West Brom fan’ followed by a thinking emoji.
A third echoed their feelings, adding, “West Brom is probably Thiago Silva’s worst nightmare.”
Another mused, “I just want to know why Thiago Silva is being cursed against West Brom.”
A phlegmatic fifth asked, ‘Is Thiago Silva allergic to play West Brom or something? Well you can’t have it all I guess. ‘