Chelsea manager, Graham Potter has been advised not to start two of his defenders together in the Premier League games.
Football pundit, Andy Jacobs wants Potter not to put Thiago Silva and Cesar Azpilicueta together on the pitch in matches.
This is coming after Chelsea’s Champions League 1-1 draw against Red Bull Salzburg in the UEFA Champions League.
Potter decided to field two of his senior defenders, Silva and Azpilicueta, against RB Salzburg over more young options like Kalidou Koulibaly and Wesley Fofana.
However, Silva and Azpilicueta failed to deliver on the expected lines as their mistakes cost the team dearly.
The Brazilian failed with his attempted challenge in the build-up to Salzburg’s goal while the scorer inside the box outsmarted Azpilicueta.
Football pundits and fans, including Jacobs, questioned Potter’s strategy with the inclusion of Silva and Azpilicueta for the Champions League match.
Speaking to TalkSPORT, Jacobs advised Potter not to start Silva and Azpilicueta in Chelsea’s next match to avoid losing the game.
Jacobs said, “If you play Thiago Silva and Azpilicueta together in a Premier League game, you will lose that match.”
This article was updated 1 month ago