Bad new for Chelsea: key man set to miss Aston Villa game after ban hit players

Thiago Silva set to miss Villa game as FIFA bans all Brazilian Premier League players for 5 days

FIFA rules state that players can be ruled out for any club games five days following the international break should the clubs refuse to release them for the matches.

The Brazilian FA pressured FIFA to invoke this rule on all Brazilian players playing in the Premier League as the English clubs unanimously agreed not to send their players to a red-list nation.

As a result, Thiago Silva will miss the clash against Aston Villa this weekend.

Villa will be without keeper Emiliano Martinez as he will have to undergo quarantine upon his return from Brazil.

Interestingly, Everton are allowed to select Richarlison for their next game as the club has good relations with the Brazilian FA.

Silva is expected to be back for the Champions League clash.

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