- Thiago Silva’s wife seemed to ask for Mauricio Pochettino’s dismissal
- He later apologized and attributed his comments to being “passionate.”
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ITV commentator Jon Champion brutally attacked veteran Chelsea defender Thiago Silva following his wife’s controversial “time for a change” post on social media during the Blues’ 3-1 win over the Aston Villa.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side continued to stun, this time producing a perfect performance against Unai Emery’s Champions League chasers in the FA Cup fourth round replay match at Villa Park.
Goals from Conor Gallagher, Nicolas Jackson and Enzo Fernandez brought a much-needed result, following two resounding Premier League defeats that increased the pressure on the Argentine manager and prompted Silva’s wife, Belle, to post a cryptic rebuke in the social networks. .
‘It is time to change. If you wait any longer, it will be too late,” he wrote on X.
The former Tottenham boss appeared to heed his words and made three changes for the trip to the West Midlands on Wednesday night, including leaving the 39-year-old on the bench.
Jon Champion made a hilarious comment about Thiago and Belle Silva during Chelsea’s FA Cup clash at Villa Park.
Belle Silva had apparently called for Mauricio Pochettino’s head after the 4-2 defeat to Wolves.
It was not the first time Belle had expressed her discontent with certain aspects of the club.
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The change, along with Chelsea’s marked improvement, did not go unnoticed by the Champion, who launched a hilarious jibe at the pair.
“Something needs to change.” He said during coverage of the game. ‘Well, maybe they found the thing. Leave her husband.
Following conversations between Pochettino and the Brazilian, Belle apologized on Wednesday for his comments. She attributed her “outburst” to being “passionate” and “sad about defeats”, while she insisted that all she wants is a “winning Chelsea team”.
The Chelsea coach was questioned about his decision to leave Silva on the bench instead of Benoit Badiashile and Axel Disasi, to which he responded with some annoyance.
Thiago Silva was left on the bench for the Villa clash having played the full 90 minutes of their previous match against Wolves.
Pochettino responded with a stinging response when asked why he had dropped Silva for the trip to Villa.
“Why the question?” he told ITV’s Gabriel Clarke before the match. ‘I am a professional and a coach and I always choose my players for their performance and balance.
“I think I understand the question, but I want to be calm because I need to be professional and I always make my decisions from a professional point of view.”
When asked about it again, he added mischievously: “My answer was clear, wasn’t it?”
The victory gives the Chelsea manager a welcome respite ahead of trips to Crystal Palace and Manchester City ahead of the Carabao Cup final against Liverpool at Wembley on February 25.