Real reason Thiago Silva was dropped and why Chelsea's owners made so many transfers

The Pride of London cover two very different and equally important Chelsea topics. First of all, the real reason why Thiago Silva was dropped by Mauricio Pochettino has supposedly been revealed. And the explanation is not what some would have expected. Meanwhile, PoL report on why Chelsea's owners were quite transfer obsessed upon taking over at Stamford Bridge.
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There was a bit of a furore after Silva's wife criticised Mauricio Pochettino's Chelsea tenure. In addition to that, Belle Silva also appeared to call for the Argentine to be sacked. She is entitled to her opinion, player's spouse or otherwise I suppose. Although tact is always a vital instrument in conveying one's feelings, as most of us learn along the way.

But Mrs Silva's outburst did not cause Pochettino to drop Thiago from the Blues starting lineup versus Aston Villa. That is according to CFC legend Frank Leboeuf. Leboeuf claims that the Brazil international's omission was likely due to a change in tactics. Furthermore, the Frenchman suggests that, at age 39, Silva is entitled to a rest. The retired footballer, 56, also noted that manager and veteran player appeared happy when in conversation.

Why did Chelsea's latest owners sign so many players so soon?

We have all been astonished at times, for good and bad reasons, when watching on as Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali altered Chelsea Football Club from top to bottom. And it was a comprehensive overhaul. We all must wait, however, to truly learn whether or not the entire rebuild was a success on and off the pitch.

But why did the co-owners make so many signings? Clarity has now been offered, apparently, from a former Premier League athlete. Let's hear what Robbie Mustoe has to say on the matter.

"I wouldn’t have spent (I have the reason why they did it) all that money so quickly, when you haven’t got the professionals in charge. But my understanding is and its from a very very good source that the financial problems that was left with the club, that the new ownership had to go through all the books and by the way they are pretty thorough with all this stuff and there was so many dodgy looking things in the accounts the club thought that they were going to get done.

Which they have been done, they had been done by the way, they’ve been fined. The club were worried that they were going to get another transfer ban and to jump ahead of that potential transfer ban when they said the accounts are here and we admit there’s some problems here and some dodgy agents or whatever it is.

They thought they had to stack up on players."