Thiago Silva has revealed his wife was left upset when Wembley staff prevented her from wearing a Chelsea shirt with his name on during this season’s Carabao Cup final.
Silva and Chelsea are heading back to Wembley this weekend for the FA Cup final, where they will again lock horns with Liverpool after suffering a penalty-shootout defeat against Jurgen Klopp’s men in the previous domestic showpiece.
The Brazilian defender will be hoping to avenge that loss and claim the trophy, and his wife’s attire could prove a lucky charm for him on the day.
Thiago Silva is hoping his wife will be able to wear a Chelsea shirt at Saturday’s FA Cup final
In February’s Carabao Cup final, Silva says his wife Belle was told by staff at Wembley that she was not allowed to wear a Chelsea shirt in their VIP zone.
And given she wears a jersey with her husband’s name on the back for all of his cup finals, Belle’s change of outfit may well have been a bad omen on the day.
This time around, Silva is hoping she will not encounter a similar issue.
He told The Telegraph: ‘It wasn’t that she didn’t want to wear the shirt, it was because when she was getting her pass to get into the VIP zone, and they weren’t allowing family members to wear club colours. She was upset because she wasn’t able to wear it, but she wanted to.
Silva says his wife donning a shirt with his name on the back is a lucky charm for him in finals
But during the Carabao Cup final in February Belle was prevented from doing so at Wembley
He is hoping she will not encounter a similar problem during this weekend’s Wembley final
‘She always wears my shirt, above all for finals. She wore it in the Champions League final and other competitions, the Club World Cup and things like that, so hopefully there will be no problem this time and no kind of rules on what they can and can’t wear. It just shows passion and football is about passion. Hopefully she will be able to wear the shirt and it will bring us luck.’
Chelsea are set to line up in their third consecutive FA Cup final on Saturday, but they will be desperate to avoid a third successive defeat.
Frank Lampard’s Blues were beaten by Arsenal in 2020, before current boss Thomas Tuchel suffered defeat against Leicester last year.
Having fallen by the wayside in the Premier League title race and been dumped out of the Champions League, this weekend’s final is Tuchel’s last shot at silverware in 2022.
Silva added: ‘For us, it means a lot, the FA Cup final. It’s an incredibly important competition for us as players, we know what it means with its status here in England and, of course, we lost last year. So it’s a competition we would absolutely love to win.
Silva and Chelsea will aim to avenge their previous Wembley defeat vs Liverpool on Saturday
The west London club also suffered an agonising defeat vs Leicester in last year’s FA Cup final
‘People talk about what interests them and perhaps Chelsea at the moment, since we went out of the Champions League, we’re not the story (on the pitch). But if you look at our season, the finals we’ve got to, the silverware we’ve picked up and being third in the League, I’d say we’re having a very good season. Not excellent, but we’re very proud of what we have done, particularly as we are only a year-and-a-half into playing under our current manager.
‘If you look at Man City, they’ve had a real amount of time to settle in under (Pep) Guardiola. I’ve already said that Klopp’s been there for seven years. So we are still a work in progress and we are taking it step by step.
‘We know that next year we will come back even stronger because we will have had more time to adapt to his (Tuchel’s) methods.’
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