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Chelsea boss Lampard: Why Thiago Silva not with us

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has explained leaving Thiago Silva in London for their Champions League clash at Krasnodar.

Thiago Silva has remained in England this week and Lampard has explained that choice.

Lampard said, "With Thiago I decided and we decided, because I speak with Thiago a lot, with the game that we played at the weekend, the journey here [to Russia] and the travel back, we arrive very late back into London on Thursday morning and then we play three games over the next week, we made a choice to protect Thiago.

"We have other centre-backs in the team so it is not hopefully to make us weaker.

"Someone else gets an opportunity and hopefully takes it."

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