hiago Silva’s wife, Belle, has risked creating an awkward atmosphere in the Chelsea dressing room after ‘liking’ a tweet describing Graham Potter as a “deadbeat tacticless” manager.
Pressure continues to mount on Potter’s shoulders after yet another defeat at the weekend, this time at home to bottom-of-the-table managerless Southampton.
Standard Sport understands co-owner Todd Boehly and the board are prepared to back the manager through this difficult period, with London rivals Tottenham up next.
Champions League qualification looks highly unlikely, which would bring financial concerns after the club spent record-breaking sums across two transfer windows, and fans are growing frustrated by results.
One fan even tweeted Belle Silva, asking: “Can you ask [Thiago] Silva to coach our club himself because we have a deadbeat tacticless coach who doesn’t know what he is doing.
“He doesn’t even understand that is Chelsea football club – he thinks he is still at Brighton.”
A ‘like’ is by no means a sign of agreement, and she has not been shy about expressing her feelings toward Chelsea during her husband’s time in London.