With the Blues in the Premier League relegation zone, there are calls for Silva to lose his job.
While the club are aware of their precarious position and do not want to persist with a failed experiment, they do not want to make a hasty decision either.
Should they lose that game, pressure may mount on Silva to the point where his position becomes untenable.
Bookmakers believe former Blues boss David Moyes is the favorite to take the job if Silva is sacked.
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