Thiago Silva, who plays for Chelsea, shared on Twitter that he is sad because he is not going to play in the UEFA Champions League this current season. Many reactions from fans flew into his comment section. Most of them were positive comments, while others were just ridiculous.
The UEFA Champions League started today, but Chelsea is not in it. The team did not do well enough in the Premier League last season to qualify. This sounds unbelievable for a great team to stay back from UEFA.
Chelsea Defender Thiago Silva Sad at Not Playing in UEFA Champions League
In fact, Chelsea have not taken part in any European competition this season. The Blues’ Premier League rivals, Newcastle United, will take part in the UEFA Champions League today.
Newcastle face AC Milan at San Siro. And Thiago Silva, who earns £110,000 a week (Spotrac), appears to be missing the UEFA Champions League for real.
Thiago Silva is used to playing in the UEFA Champions League every year. The Brazilian has played in Europe’s top club competition with AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea.
The 38-year-old Brazilian central defender reached the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League final with PSG and won the competition with Chelsea in 2020/21.
Chelsea Could Get Back in Champions League
Chelsea are determined to return to the UEFA Champions League. The Blues did poorly in the Premier League last season, but under manager Mauricio Pochettino, they will aim to at least finish in the top four this season. But Chelsea need to do even better than they are currently doing.
At the moment, the London team called Chelsea is in 14th place in the Premier League. They have five points from playing five games. Chelsea is using 4 points to stand taller than the teams near the bottom. Even at that, they are still eight points behind their fellow London team, Arsenal, which is in fourth place.
Still, to make it clear to you, Chelsea is not taking part in the UEFA Champions League this year because they did not do well enough in the Premier League last time, and usually, you need to be in the top four to get into that big tournament. It’s really sad.