Tuchel gives latest update on Thiago Silva’s injury

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Chelsea defender Thiago Silva missed Chelsea’s 2-1 victory over Sheffield United on Sunday after he suffered a muscle injury in the victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Thursday.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has confirmed the Brazilian centre-back will be unavailable for the FA Cup game against Barnsley on Thursday.

Tuchel hopes the Brazilian could be available for selection for our Premier League game against Southampton on February 20.

Asked about an update on Thiago Silva’s injury, Tuchel replied: “With Thiago, we are fighting for him every day but he will be for sure out for the FA Cup so it will take time.

“It will be several days but we set the goal, I would like him back for maybe Southampton, that’s realistic but also ambitious. I know Thiago, he will do everything to be ready as soon as possible but it is a muscle injury so you cannot take any risk.”

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