Chelsea Must Set Ego Aside For Success Next Season - Silva

By Chimezie Nebolisa
Thiago Silva
Thiago Silva

According to defender Thiago Silva, Chelsea players must prioritize teamwork over their personal ambitions to achieve success next season.

The 39-year-old Brazil international, who will return to his hometown club Fluminense in the close season, urged the Chelsea squad to make their efforts worthwhile as the current season's results have fallen short of the club's high standards.

Chelsea, in sixth place, underperformed this season despite spending over 400 million pounds ($508 million) to bring in 13 new players last year.

"I hope (the players) understand that everything they did to get to Chelsea has to be worth it," Silva said. "Because the season we're having is not worthy of Chelsea. I think they need to do more next year.”

"These boys need to be aware that Chelsea has to fight for (for trophies) in the top positions. If we take a little of our ego and put it in favour of the team, I think it will work. If we don't do that, the situation will hardly change, unfortunately."