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Mauricio Pochettino confirms fresh injury blow for Chelsea star

Mauricio Pochettino confirms fresh injury blow for Chelsea star

Thiago Silva news

Pochettino confirms Silva injury

Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed a fresh injury blow for Thiago Silva following the Premier League draw against Aston Villa.

The Blues registered an impressive 2-2 comeback draw against the Villans on the road last night. They scored a late winner, but were denied due to a foul by VAR.

Speaking after the game, Pochettino confirmed that Silva sustained a groin injury - similar to the one against Crystal Palace in February this year.

He said: "A pain in his groin. Similar to the injury he got at Crystal Palace."

Silva has been a key player for the Blues over the past four years, but he is expected to leave on a free transfer when his contract expires on June 30.

The 39-year-old has already made the decision and it could be made official during the final or penultimate week of the Premier League campaign.

The Blues are likely to pursue a quality replacement in the transfer market this summer. Aside from Silva, Trevoh Chalobah could be offloaded.