Thiago Silva confronts angry Chelsea fans following Carabao Cup defeat to Middlesbrough… as some team-mates nervously watch on with others heading straight down the tunnel

  • Chelsea fans vented their frustrations at full-time after their latest defeat
  • Silva apparently discussed issues with supporters before quickly leaving
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Chelsea defender Thiago Silva headed to the away match at Riverside on Tuesday to confront frustrated Chelsea fans.

The Blues’ miserable season continued as they lost 1–0 to Middlesbrough in the Carabao Cup semi-final, ending their three-match winning run in all competitions.

Fortunately for Mauricio Pochettino’s side, they will have the chance to put things right in two weeks’ time when they host the second leg at Stamford Bridge for a place in the final.

However, the away fans were not afraid to show their frustrations at full-time, with boos ringing out on the away end as fans stretched their arms out to question the result.

Silva approached a group of fans and left apparently on amicable terms, high-fiving a supporter after what appeared to be an argument with supporters.

Thiago Silva confronted angry Chelsea fans after their Carabao Cup semi-final loss to Middlesbrough

The defender appeared to have a brief discussion before quickly exiting

The defender appeared to have a brief discussion before quickly exiting

Hayden Hackney’s goal was enough for Michael Carrick’s side to take a lead in the first leg, despite Chelsea dominating possession and having three times as many attempts on target.

Chelsea had just five of 18 attempts on target, with Cole Palmer missing two glorious chances, including one shot with almost an open goal to aim just yards away.

As some Blues players walked through the tunnel at full-time, others took to clapping the fans, who made their displeasure known.

Silva was first on the away side and seemed to notice the negative reception from the supporters.

He appeared to discuss something with a group at the bottom of the stands before leaving shortly afterwards to cheers as other fans continued to express their frustration.

Armando Broja, Adam Gilchrist and Levi Colwill were also seen clapping fans and looking on, with Broja seemingly running over to make sure Silva was okay.