Hayden Hackney’s goal was the only one scored during the match, and the Championship team won the first leg despite the Blues’ poor attacking play.
At the Riverside Stadium, there were nasty scenes as the opposing fans openly jeered the Chelsea team as they made their way over to celebrate.
Before he departed the pitch, Silva, 39, was observed attempting to diffuse tensions with a group of irate Chelsea fans.
As he saw the incident on Sky Sports, veteran Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink remarked, “Look, they have to go over.”
The fans will obviously not be pleased. However, you must always address the fans and ensure that you put things right in the following game.
After the game, Chelsea head coach Mauricio Pochettino was questioned about the altercation and responded, “I didn’t see what was going on.” Although the fans should be dissatisfied, we still have ninety minutes to go.
When questioned further about the incident during his press conference after the game, Pochettino said that Chelsea fans were actually jeering Middlesbrough supporters.
Pochettino continued, “Don’t be confused because the fans were reacting to Middlesbrough fans; they were fantastic with us.”
“Thiago and a few players were attempting to soothe our supporters as I believe there was a disagreement among them.” Take care while interpreting for the media or our followers. Don’t mislead our supporters.
On January 23, Chelsea will play Middlesbrough at Stamford Bridge in the second leg of their semi-final matchup in an attempt to win and go to Wembley.
Chelsea isn’t in Europe this season and isn’t doing well in the Premier League, so their best chance of winning something this term is probably in the Carabao Cup. They are still in the FA Cup, though, after defeating Preston on Saturday.
The first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Fulham is scheduled for this Wednesday.
Chelsea, on the other hand, will play again on Saturday when they play Fulham in a derby in west London.