New signing Thiago Silva savaged for disastrous debut howler in Chelsea horror present (VIDEO) — RT Sport Information
Champions League finalist Thiago Silva was rounded off by the crowd after making a terrible mistake on his debut for Chelsea. His captain ran a 3-0 half-time deficit in a Premier League nightmare at West Brom.
The seasoned defender was 25 minutes into a first game that Chelsea were likely to win when he dawdled on the ball and gave possession to Callum Robinson.
Chelsea were already behind in the fourth minute thanks to Robinson’s opener before the striker gratefully accepted Thiago’s invitation and doubled the lead.
After a terrible defensive performance last season, when Chelsea scored the most goals of any team in the division’s top ten, Thiago became one of several defensive players expected to improve on their sad 54-goal record.
Chelsea have made more mistakes that resulted in goals (3) than any other Premier League team this season. Thiago Silva comes on the list 25 minutes after his debut. 🙃 pic.twitter.com/9qeRmZlizw
– Squawka Football (@Squawka) September 26, 2020
Thiago Silva is a born leader !!! See how he leads this defense to concede 3 goals in 30 minutes.
– Ugbedeojo (@Certifiedopeboi) September 26, 2020
He won the captaincy against the Premier League newcomers but soon must have felt far removed from the heights of last month’s Champions League final with former Paris Saint-Germain club.
Defender Kyle Bartley was added to the scorers’ list after 27 minutes when Chelsea again failed to score their first goal of the season and took a 3-0 lead at break.
Desperate Chelsea fans and joyous rival fans found that Thiago’s slip bore similarities to Steven Gerrard’s famous mistake in 2014 when the Liverpool captain made a mistake that prevented his team from winning the league, what still haunts him day.
When Thiago Silva took his knee before the game, he should ask for forgiveness! #WBACHE
– Rants (@rantsnbants) September 26, 2020
I heard that Thiago Silva was going to show Maguire levels, didn’t know it was the bad defense levels
– Trey (@UTDTrey) September 26, 2020
“It’s one of those Steven Gerrard moments, isn’t it?” played for former Liverpool and England midfielder Jamie Redknapp for Sky Sports.
“The ball goes under his foot. This goal sums them up. They were so sloppy, so sluggish.”
The mistake resulted in Chelsea making more mistakes than any other team in just three games during the season, including slip of the unfortunate Kepa, who was signed by the club as the world’s most expensive goalkeeper in 2018 but downgraded for the game has been .
Any fears Chelsea manager Frank Lampard had about his 36-year-old defensive player who wasn’t sharp enough were compounded by statistics showing he was the first Premier League player in two years to make a fatal mistake.
It turns out that Thiago Silva is the Brazilian Gerrard
– Troll Football (@TrollFootball) September 26, 2020
Thiago Silva is finally learning that football is indeed difficult when the strikers you are up against have not finished a 10-hour shift in the boulangerie
– Major Charles Innocent (@ JoeStephenson96) September 26, 2020
I think Thiago Silva can do a job for Chelsea. But under pressure he expects the captain and leader – forget it
– Tim Vickery (@Tim_Vickery) September 26, 2020
One fan joked that Thiago immediately turned out to be worse than vicious Manchester United and England defender Harry Maguire.
“I heard Thiago Silva would show Maguire levels,” they joked. “I didn’t know it was the bad defense level.”
Thiago had an apology in a report on French football. His shortcomings last season were glossed over by his younger team-mate and compatriot Marquinhos.
The report also argued that Thiago had been shifted left from his usual position and was part of an unusually high line of defense, exposing Chelsea for his lack of pace against Robinson.
Subject: Thiago Silva | He spent practically the entire last season as a right-side center-back alongside Presnel Kimpembe – today he plays on the left -. This minor change has a major impact on how a player uses their feet to set up the game.
– Get French Football News (@GFFN) September 26, 2020
He escaped the shame of being one of two substitutions Lampard made at half-time to salvage a result from the ruins of a terrible first half.
Midfielders Mason Mount and Callum Hudson-Odoi withdrew goals for the Blues, but by then, Brazilian soccer expert Tim Vickery had issued a loud warning to Chelsea fans.
“I think Thiago Silva can do a job for Chelsea,” he began.
“But under pressure he expects to be captain and leader – forget it.”
The defender was substituted off shortly after Chelsea’s second goal to end a first appearance he wants to forget.
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