Chelsea Star Set To Miss Southampton Clash Following His Return From South America

According to The Athletic, Thiago Silva, who signed for Chelsea this summer, could be absent from the Blues' game against Southampton this weekend.

Thiago Silva, who joined on a free transfer after leaving PSG, looked solid and secure as Chelsea thrashed Crystal Palace 4-0 last time around.

Frank Lampard would have received a lot of encouragement to see the Brazilian alongside center-back Kurt Zouma, the two French-speakers clearly on good terms with each other.

Unfortunately for the Chelsea boss, the pair could be cut short as Chelsea take on Southampton in the Premier League this weekend at Stamford Bridge.

Athletic report that there are doubts Silva will play for Chelsea this weekend after the long haul flight from Peru where he played for Brazil earlier this week.

Lampard will know from his own experience that you need to take care of your body when you get to Silva's age. So it's no surprise that he's given a day off.

However, he would undoubtedly be missed.