Veteran Chelsea defender Thiago Silva could miss out on playing in the Carabao Cup final against Liverpool on Sunday.

Why Thiago Silva Could Miss Carabao Cup Final
Thiago Silva

Thiago Silva, who picked up a groin injury during Chelsea’s 3-1 win over Crystal Palace on February 12, is yet to fully recover from his knock and is doubtful to feature in the Blues’ upcoming Carabao Cup final against Liverpool on Sunday.


Ahead of their clash with Manchester City last weekend, Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino had confirmed that the Brazilian was ruled out of action against the reigning Premier League champions.

He further claimed that the defender’s condition was assessed on a daily basis.

In the absence of the 39-year-old, Axel Disasi and Levi Colwill paired up in central defence.

The young defensive duo had an impressive outing, with Disasi declared the Man of the Match.


Since joining the Blues, former Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan defender Silva has featured in three domestic cup finals – FA Cup in 2021 and 2022 and Carabao Cup in 2022 – and has lost in all of them.

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However, it remains to be seen if the Brazil international will recover in time to take the field at Wembley on Sunday.

With his contract expiring at the end of the current season, the Carabao Cup final could be his last chance to win a trophy with Chelsea.


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