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Fabrizio Romano says “technical decision” will decide Thiago Silva’s future

Thiago Silva is becoming the centre of attention at Chelsea, something he’s not usually enjoyed in the past.

Despite being a legendary defender he keeps a low profile, and won’t like the fact that recent events have put him front and centre.

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First is was his wife’s Tweet, which called for “change” at Chelsea.

Then he was dropped from the team at the weekend. That almost certainly just a bit of squad management from Mauricio Pochettino, but the fact the team played so well without him has changed the balance of power a little. It will certainly be very interesting to see what team is picked in the Premier League game against Crystal Palace tomorrow night.

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Fabrizio Romano’s exclusive column for Caughtoffside revealed that even he has doubts about Silva’s future:

“Thiago Silva’s position in the Chelsea starting line up may now be in doubt after he missed the game against Aston Villa in the FA Cup, but I honestly don’t know about this situation or what it means for his place in the side for the rest of this season,” Romano wrote.

“It’s not a transfer story so it’s not really my area, it will depend on Mauricio Pochettino. But they clarified the situation days ago, so it seems to just be a technical decision now up to the coaching staff.”

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Tomorrow night’s team sheet will be very interesting, to say the least

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