Chelsea manager Graham Potter provides Thiago Silva injury update after Tottenham defeat

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Chelsea will be desperately hoping that the injury to Thiago Silva is not serious after he limped out against Tottenham.

Chelsea are hoping that the injury to Thiago Silva is not devastating as pressure continues to pile on manager Graham Potter after yet another crushing defeat in the league.

Tottenham youngster Oliver Skipp scored his first senior goal for the club before Harry Kane equalled Gary Lineker’s record of being only the second Tottenham player in history to score home and away against Chelsea in a single season.

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The Blues now sit 14 points off Champions League places and are closer to the bottom of the league table than they are to leaders Arsenal.

Chelsea fans are at a tipping point with hashtag Graham Potter out trending on Twitter midway through the second half of the game, and the injury to Thiago Silva compounding to the former Brighton and Hove Albion manager’s misery.

With games against Leeds United and Dortmund now being potentially season-defining for Potter, he admits losing Silva early on in the game was a blow but will not able to tell how long the defender would be out.

He told Sky Sports after the 2-0 defeat at Tottenham: “It wasn’t ideal at all. Unfortunately, things like that happen. Wesley came in, and was good.

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“But Thiago’s absence hurt us, especially given their strength on CPA. He’s very important to us.

“Hopefully it is nothing serious and he can come back straight in and help us but so far I haven’t spoken to the team doctor to know exactly the full details of the injury.”

Chelsea’s next game will be against Leeds United before the all-important Champions League second leg against Dortmund.

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