Thiago Silva and Philippe Coutinho enjoy game of foot volleyball on beacj in Brazil
Thiago Silva and Philippe Coutinho enjoy a game of volleyball as they sit back and relax on the beach in Brazil… while the Chelsea and Aston Villa stars soak up the sun at home before returning to England for the preseason
- Thiago Silva and Philippe Coutinho are on holiday together at home in Brazil
- The Premier League duo were spotted playing football on the beach
- They were joined by Besiktas’ Josef de Souza and Flamengo captain Diego Ribas
- Silva and Coutinho will return to England soon to start preparing for the season
Thiago Silva and Philippe Coutinho were spotted enjoying a game of foot volleyball on the beach as they rested at home in Brazil in the lead up to the new Premier League season.
The Chelsea defender and Aston Villa midfielder traveled with Brazil to Japan and South Korea for friendlies earlier this month, where they played a part in 1-0 and 5-1 wins for Tite’s men.
After finishing international service, the pair returned to their native country to soak up the sun and spend time on the beach before returning to England for season preparation.
Philippe Coutinho (L) and Thiago Silva (C) enjoyed the sun in Brazil
As they sit back and relax on their holiday, Silva and Coutinho took part in a game of beach volleyball along with some friends and their children, including compatriots Josef de Souza from Besiktas and Diego Ribas from Flamengo.
In posts shared to Instagram, the Premier League duo were seen chilling out and having fun in the scorching heat as they hit a ball over the net with their group of friends.
They are expected to return at slightly different times for the preparation of the season; Chelsea will return for the start of their camp on July 2, although Silva and other internationals won’t arrive until July 9, while Villa is in a similar boat despite their first batch of players arriving on June 27.
Like Silva, Coutinho is getting extra time off from his club, with Villa boss Steven Gerrard not expecting his return until early July.
Chelsea and Aston Villa stars were seen playing football on the beach
Silva and Coutinho sit back and relax before their pre-season schedule begins
The West Midlands outfit’s first friendly will be played in Walsall on July 9 before flying to Australia two days later to face Leeds United (July 17), Brisbane Roar (July 20) and Manchester United (July 23). July).
Coutinho and Co then make a trip to Rennes for their fifth and final friendly outing on July 30.
Silva and Chelsea will tour America next month, taking on Club America (July 16), Charlotte FC (July 20) and Arsenal (July 23).
The Blues kick off their Premier League campaign on the evening of August 6 at Frank Lampard’s Everton, while Villa makes the trip to Bournemouth earlier that afternoon.