Timo Werner reveals discussion with Thiago Silva over Chelsea defender wife’s outburst against him

Timo Werner has revealed that Thiago Silva was quick to apologize to him over the criticism he received from his wife played down the criticism during the first leg of the Champions League semi final against Real Madrid in Spain.

Isabelle da Silva was among those to criticise Werner after his lacklustre display in Chelsea’s Champions League semi-final first leg clash against Real Madrid.

In a video uploaded to Instagram, she said: “This is karma guys. Every team I go to there is a striker who keeps missing goals… this Werner, what is his name?!

“We need a goal, we need to win this match but my attackers don’t want to score, I don’t know why they don’t score.”

Werner has confirmed Thiago apologised to him following the social media outburst, although he played down the incident and said things like this can happen when emotions are running high.

The Germany international made amends this week, scoring the opener as Chelsea beat Real Madrid 2-0 at Stamford Bridge to book their place in the Champions League final.

“Sometimes that can happen when the emotions are overflowing,” Werner told Sky Germany, via the Metro.

“Thiago also apologised directly to me the next day.

“That’s when the matter was ticked off. So I’m all the more happy today, not only for her but also with the other wives of my teammates!

“Hopefully me and the team can get them to cheer again. It’s for the best that the women that are at home are happy, and that the fans are happy.”

Isabelle da Silva changed her tune after Werner scored to help Chelsea knock Real Madrid out of the Champions League on Wednesday night.

She said: “Werner, very good. That’s what I’m talking about. You know how to score a goal. You’re the best, my friend! Love you!”

UEFA gives UK government conditions to move Champions League final to Wembley

UEFA chiefs are ready to shift the Champions League final to WEMBLEY – but only if the UK Government can give them a set of guarantees.

Uefa are understood to be sympathetic and agree that, in the circumstances of a Covid wave in Turkey, not asking Chelsea and Manchester City fans to travel makes sense.

But Uefa has ruled out grounds including Tottenham, Newcastle, Arsenal and Aston Villa.

The governing body is also not considering Hampden Park or the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.

Euro bosses signalled that Wembley – with a capacity of 22,500 until the middle of June – is the only suitable venue.

While there is growing momentum, a series of issues must be overcome.

The first would be for the EFL and FA to agree to shift or reschedule the Championship play-off final, also due to be played on May 29.

That could either be moved or brought forward by 48 hours, allowing both Chelsea and City to train at Wembley on the day before the Champions League final.

But Uefa is also seeking absolute guarantees from the Government that all media, broadcasters, sponsors and VIPs will be allowed to attend without quarantine issues.

In addition, Uefa will ask the clubs who were involved in this season’s competition to give up part of their prize money to meet the estimated £20million-plus costs already incurred by the Turkish authorities ahead of the planned game at the Ataturk in Istanbul.