What Thiago Silva told Chelsea owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali after Champions League exit
Chelsea’s hope of rescuring a chaotic season via the Champions League ended with a 2-0 home defeat to Real Madrid.
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Chelsea defender Thiago Silva has advised the board to get a plan in place and unite the team ahead of next season after the Champions League exit at the hands of holders Real Madrid on Tuesday night.
Chelsea lost 2-0 to the Spanish giants, Rodrygo the double goal-scoring hero of the night even though Federico Valverde was named the overall Player of the Match.
Since taking over the club last year, Tod Boehly and his co-owners have blown almost £600 million on players, but their results have been Chelsea in the lower half of the league table, an exit in Europe, and a likely absence for next season’s Champions League.
Silva, the captain on a night the Blues showed real battling ability- but were ultimately undone by their poor finishing says the board will have to get a grip on things quickly and save the club from what has been one of the most disappointing campaigns in their history.
The Brazilian said: “I think the first step has been made, an incorrect step, but it has been made. We can’t be blaming the managers if we don’t take responsibility. It’s a hard period for the club, with a lot of indecision.
“Change of ownership, new players arriving – we had to increase the size of the changing room because it didn’t fit the size of the squad.
“A positive point is that there are amazing players in the squad but on the other hand there are always players that are going to be unhappy. There is always going to be someone upset because not everyone can play. The manager can only pick 11 from a squad of 30-something – that’s tough.
“Some can’t make the squad, we signed eight in January, we need to stop and put a strategy in place otherwise next season we could make the same mistakes.”
Chelsea, a club that is used to fighting for titles at this stage of the season has been reduced to just winding down the clock and hoping the season ends respectfully. They will attempt to record their first win under Frank Lampard when they face Brentford in the league next Wednesday.