The Premier League giants are sitting in 15th place in the table as they play on Monday night.
Despite having spent more than £1 billion on new arrivals since the start of last summer's transfer window, the Blues are no closer to having a side that can compete for trophies.
The Athletic states that a dressing room source informed the outlet that Raheem Sterling and Silva are the senior leadership players at the club.
The source added that neither player is showing leadership through their performances, especially Silva.
Manager Pochettino was also criticised by the source, stating he offers very limited tactical instructions to his forwards.