Thiago Silva’s wife has come to his defence after the Chelsea defender was criticised following his side’s 4-1 loss at home to Brentford on Saturday.

The Blues suffered a shock humiliation at Stamford Bridge despite taking the lead through an Antonio Rudiger goal.

The Brazil international’s wife was irked by comments singling out Silva for not getting forward enough.

“I’m here in my box at Stamford Bridge. I just listened right now to the commentator, who said that Thiago Silva is not attacking enough,” she said.

“Respect Thiago Silva because Thiago Silva arrived yesterday, Thiago Silva played for Brazil, Thiago Silva is very tired, Thiago Silva is 37 years old, he plays like he is 20 years old.

“So respect him, he’s not a machine. He needs to relax, alright?”

The Brazilian has made 24 appearances in the Premier League this season, with three goals to his name.