‘Does Thiago Silva support West Brom!?’: Fans mock Chelsea’s ‘cursed’ defender after Brazilian was sent off in shock defeat against the Baggies following his disastrous display at The Hawthorns back in September
- Thiago Silva’s last red card was for Paris Saint-Germain in France in May 2013
- The dismissal on Saturday was only the second of his 456-game European career
- His awful match at Stamford Bridge comes after a poor debut in reverse fixture
Fans have described West Bromwich Albion as Thiago Silva’s ‘bogey team’ after another horror show against the Baggies.
The Chelsea defender made his debut for the club earlier this season in September 2020, making several mistakes as his side went 3-0 down at half-time before eventually clawing their way back to draw 3-3.
In the reverse fixture on Saturday afternoon, Thiago once again struggled on his return to the side, and was sent off by referee David Coote for two bookable offences inside half an hour.
Chelsea defender Thiago Silva was mocked by fans after a poor showing against West Brom
His dismissal – following a rash tackle on midfielder Okay Yokuslu – was just the second of his 456-game European career, and the first since a red card for Paris Saint-Germain against Valenciennes in May 2013.
With the 36-year-old veteran off the field, Sam Allardyce’s side made hay and eventually won 5-2 with doubles from Matheus Pereira and Callum Robinson plus an Mbaye Diagne strike.
The comprehensive defeat ended Blues boss Thomas Tuchel’s 14-match unbeaten streak since taking over after Frank Lampard’s departure.
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