Fabio da Silvais being dropped to the bench

Back in January of 2014, Fabio da Silva completed his move to Cardiff City as he joined from Manchester United. The Brazilian defender had to exit Old Trafford after having spent the majority of his career as a substitute player. One of the main reasons of why Fabio da Silva moved to Cardiff City was simply to get more playing time in the pitch with the first team and this is what happened.

Fabio da Silva made 30 appearances for Cardiff City in his first season and the Brazilian player sparked his career back to life. During these initial stages, Fabio da Silva made a number of outstanding performances which helped his new club in collecting vital points for their English League Championship but after a memorable start with Cardiff City, things have been slowly falling apart for Fabio da Silva who recently has been suffering injuries.

The 25 year old player received praise from his teammates, from the manager and the supporters of the club after impressing everyone in his debut season as an official player of Cardiff City but recently, he has been getting less time in the pitch.

Fabio suffered a foot injury in November of 2015 which kept him out of the playing grounds for around a month but even now that he is fully recovered, he hasn’t been getting the playing time that he used to some time ago.

Cardiff City claimed a 3-1 triumph over Wolverhampton on January 16 and Fabio da Silva played for 4 minutes. In the previous match that was played before this one, Cardiff City locked horns with Hull City and Fabio da Silva had to settle with a place on the sidelines for the entirety of the game.

The 2nd half of the season has seen Fabio da Silva dropping to the sidelines but his recent move to the sidelines could just be due to the latest foot injury that he has recovered from and Russell Slade wants to give the Brazilian defender more time for his injury to fully heal before risking him and avoid seeing him getting injured once again.