Belle Silva, the wife of Chelsea centre-back Thiago, has split opinion amongst fans after she made a bold statement following the club’s 2-1 defeat to Fulham.
It was another night to forget for Graham Potter’s side, who have now lost six of their last eight games in all competitions.
Felix’s dismissal in the 58th minute was a real turning point at Craven Cottage and with 20 minutes remaining, Carlos Vinicius sealed all three points for Marco Silva’s side.
It was Fulham’s first win against the Blues since March 2006 and their four consecutive top-flight victory – a result that helps them to climb to sixth place in the Premier League.
Chelsea, meanwhile, sit in 10th spot with 25 points, which is the club’s worst league run since April 1996.
After the full-time whistle, Thiago Silva’s wife, Belle, was unconvinced by the team’s performance. In fact, she tweeted: “If there was a @tsilva3 in attack and one in midfield, with what we already have in defense.”
Later on, she posted a video of herself crying on the sofa alongside the caption: “Me with the Chelsea game.”
Here’s how social media reacted to Belle’s tweet after the Fulham game on Thursday night.
One said: “NAHH imagine what it takes for a player’s spouse to say this. We’re so finished,” while another commented: “This is kinda wild man.”
A third wrote: “This is disrespectful coming from a player’s spouse to his teammates,” and a fourth said: “I can’t imagine Thiago Silva’s teammates, manager and even Thiago Silva himself appreciate this.”
This, of course, isn’t the first time Belle Silva has been vocal about Chelsea since Thiago’s arrival in August 2020.
Back in April, she was furious after she picked up on a TV commentator’s comments about her husband during Chelsea’s shock defeat to Brentford.
“I’m here in my box at Stamford Bridge. I just listened right now to the commentator, who said that Thiago Silva is not attacking enough,” she said.
“Respect Thiago Silva because Thiago Silva arrived yesterday, Thiago Silva played for Brazil, Thiago Silva is very tired, Thiago Silva is 37 years old, he plays like he is 20 years old.
“So respect him, he’s not a machine. He needs to relax, alright?”
And back in 2020, Belle hit the headlines when she criticised Timo Werner following a poor performance in front of goal against Real Madrid in the Champions League.
She took aim at Werner and said: “This is karma, guys. Every team I go to there is a striker who keeps missing goals… this Werner, what is his name?”
A second video was then posted in which she explained: “We need a goal, we need to win this match but my attackers don’t want to score, I don’t know why they don’t score.”
It’s fair to say she doesn’t hold back and Thursday night was no different.