Pochettino and Silva singled out in Chelsea dressing leak

Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino and senior defender Thiago Silva have both reportedly come under fire from a dressing room source following their torrid start to the season. The Blues are currently 15th in the Premier League and they have won just one of their opening six matches of the campaign.


Since Todd Boehly’s arrival at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea have splashed over £1billion on new arrivals in the hope of helping the club restore its status as title contenders, whilst also bringing in youngsters that can play a key role in both the short and long term.

As a result, young players like Mykhaylo Mudryk, Moises Caicedo and Cole Palmer have all been handed contracts that will see them stay at the club beyond at least 2028 despite only having limited experience playing at the very top level.

After such an underwhelming start to the campaign, questions have been raised about the transfer strategy at Chelsea and whether a sprinkling of experience is necessary to bring out the best in the players. Raheem Sterling and Thiago Silva are the most senior players behind the scenes, though a ‘dressing room source’ has told The Athletic that the latter is not truly leading by example and ‘questioned how much Silva is showing he is a winner’.

Thiago Silva is Chelsea’s most experienced player (Image: Getty)

They claim that no one is stepping up and ‘driving everyone’ and insisting on togetherness. Silva is not the only one to have had the finger pointed at him though just weeks into the new season.

Pochettino has also been criticised by another source for how he is offering ‘limited tactical instruction’ to his forwards, which is believed to have been a key factor in Chelsea’s lack of goals – scoring just five goals in six matches despite dominating extender periods of games.


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