Thiago Silva made a development employee’s day by throwing him his shirt following Chelsea’s 1-Zero victory over Fulham on Saturday.
The veteran Brazilian defender chucked his shirt to a person engaged on the reconstruction of Craven Cottage’s Riverside Stand.
Nonetheless, Silva may face retrospective motion because the Premier League launched strict new protocols earlier this week to forestall the unfold of coronavirus amongst squads, which included a ban on swapping or freely giving match-worn shirts.
Everton’s Richarlison pulled off an analogous identical transfer when the Toffees visited Fulham again in November, however didn’t obtain any punishment.
Silva chucked his shirt after Chelsea ended their three-match winless run with a hard-fought victory over their west London rivals.
Frank Lampard hailed ‘excellent’ goalscorer Mason Mount after his late strike handed Chelsea the win.
The 22-year-old drove previous goalkeeper Alphonse Areola within the 78th minute to finish Chelsea’s three-match winless Premier League run which stretched again to earlier than Christmas.
Fulham wing-back Antonee Robinson was dismissed for a flying deal with on Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta simply earlier than half-time to offer the Blues a second-half numerical benefit.
“I feel it was (a important purpose),” the Chelsea boss mentioned. “I feel contemplating Fulham’s latest kind and our latest kind going into the sport.
“For us, we all know we needed a win and we would have liked a win. The gamers approached it rather well, we began the primary half, we managed the sport. Just a little bit sloppy on the finish of the primary half however with 10 males the problem was ‘can we reap the benefits of this?’.
“Can we keep of their half? Can we drive them open? Can we transfer the ball shortly? And it wasn’t simple, they know what they’ve acquired to do.
“Then Mason acquired the purpose and his general efficiency within the sport was excellent however the spirit of the entire group and the need to win that sport was nice.”