Chelsea’s 1-0 loss to Nottingham Forest in the Premier League this past Saturday stirred quite the discussion among fans and pundits, with Thiago Silva finding himself at the center of it all.
The esteemed world-class defender, who has been a cornerstone of Chelsea’s defense, found himself in the crosshairs of certain Chelsea supporters who were quick to designate him as a scapegoat for the defeat.
This chorus of criticism prompted Silva to take to social media last night to offer his perspective.
One particularly vocal fan took aim at the tactical choices made by manager Mauricio Pochettino, highlighting the use of a back three to accommodate Silva.
This fan argued that Silva should be dropped from the starting lineup. However, Silva was not one to let this criticism go unanswered.
He engaged in a measured response, asserting that Pochettino’s system actually employed a back five, rather than a back three.
I wonder why people think Thiago Silva is the problem. It's nuts. pic.twitter.com/lA76nzMQBL
— Vince™ (@Blue_Footy) September 2, 2023
While Silva maintained his characteristic politeness in his reply, there was an unmistakable undercurrent of irritation, reflecting his determination to address the misconceptions surrounding his role on the pitch.