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Thiago Silva speaks out after red card against West Brom as Chelsea suffer shock 5-2 defeat



Thiago Silva

Chelsea defender Thiago Silva has spoken out after he received a red card in the blues 5-2 defeat to West Brom and believes referee David Coote made the wrong decision to send him off on Saturday.

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The Brazil International had just returned to Thomas Tuchel’s side following a thigh injury that had kept him out since early February.


He was shown a second yellow card midway through the first half after the Blues had just taken the lead through Christian Pulisic minutes earlier.

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Silva tried to block a shot from Okay Yokuslu and fouled the Baggies star and was shown a second yellow card.


Chelsea conceded 5 goals thereafter slumping to their first defeat in 14 games since the German took charge at Stamford Bridge.

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Silva took to Social media disagreeing with the decision, but takes full responsibility and is now shifting his focus to Wednesday’s Champions League tie against FC Porto.


He wrote Β “I believe it was not an expulsion move, but the referee made his decision and we can’t change that. I assume my responsibility, which unfortunately affected the result of the game. It’s time to join our forces because on Wednesday we have another battle.”


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