Chelsea dressing room leak criticises established star for 'not taking responsibility' and lack of leadership: report

 Ben Chilwell of Chelsea talks to team mates Thiago Silva and Enzo Fernandez during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Luton Town at Stamford Bridge on August 25, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Joe Prior/Visionhaus via Getty Images)
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Chelsea veteran Thiago Silva has been singled out by one dressing room source for their slow start to the season, suggesting he is failing to offer support to the young players in the squad. 

Thiago Silva has previously been the captain of Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan and the Brazilian national team and, at 39, is comfortably the oldest member of the Chelsea squad. In fact, reserve goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli is the only other player aged over 30 in the squad, with Raheem Sterling the third-oldest at Chelsea at just 28-years-old.

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Ryan Dabbs
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Ryan is a staff writer for FourFourTwo, joining the team full-time in October 2022. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before eventually earning himself a position with FourFourTwo permanently. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer while a Trainee News Writer at Future.