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Media Watch: Chillwell opens up on mental health issue, Thiago Silva enjoys family bonding time, Carragher dissuaded Chelsea legend from joining Bournemouth

In our look at the latest Chelsea-related news stories from the media, new signing Ben Chilwell reveals he went through a crisis in confidence last year.

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Chilwell speaks up on mental issue

Ben Chilwell has spoken up on social media about mental health issues, revealing he sought help last year when he was struggling with his confidence, Sky Sports reports.

The left-back joined Chelsea from Leicester this summer after an impressive campaign with the Foxes but the 23-year-old said he needed support to get him through a trying period in 2019.

‘Last year I went through a period where my confidence took a hit and it affected me in my everyday life,’ Chilwell shared on Twitter.

‘I eventually spoke to someone about it and found it helped a lot.

‘In football especially people don't like to show weakness. But talking about difficulties or problems in your life with others is important.

‘Everyone is going through something and hopefully someone has seen this tweet and feels they are able to talk to someone about something troubling them, where they felt they couldn't before.’

Chillwell also shared the message on his Instagram story, accompanied with a note saying: ‘I think it's important we all talk on this topic, especially with everything going on at the moment.’


Thiago Silva and family enjoying London

Thiago Silva and his family spent some time settling in to their new surroundings after he was not required to travel with the squad for our Champions League match in Russia on Wednesday, The Sun reports.

With Frank Lampard making the decision to rest him for the long trip to Krasnodar, the veteran Brazilian defender had the opportunity for some invaluable family time with his wife and two children as they went for an outing at a bowling alley in London.

They posted images of the family enjoying their day out including a glimpse of the scorecard which revealed the Brazil international had rolled strikes on his first two frames.

Thiago Silva also shared an image of himself resting in his room while wearing a special high-tech leg recovery device.

According to the report, the high-tech trousers are designed to massage muscles in a variety of settings, reducing soreness and improving circulation.


Carragher urged Terry not to join Cherries

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has revealed in a podcast that he advised John Terry not to move to Bournemouth after he decided to leave Chelsea at the end of his contract in 2016, the Daily Express reports.

Speaking with Ryan Giggs on The Greatest Game Podcast, the ex-England centre-back explained that he warned the Blues legend about the drop in quality he would have to contend with after he had made his decision to move on.

‘I remember John Terry speaking to me once about leaving Chelsea and Bournemouth were in for him,’ said Carragher, who retired in 2013 after spending his entire club career at Liverpool

‘I said: “You know the clean sheets you're getting every week at Chelsea, you won't be getting them! You'll be coming home every week having conceded three.”

‘I think you've got to be very careful towards the end of your career..’

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