Report: What Graham Potter has personally been told by Chelsea about Ben Chilwell’s injury
Because of his injury, Graham Potter has apparently been told not to expect Ben Chilwell to feature in Chelsea’s last three games before the World Cup.
According to the Evening Standard, the Blues believe Chilwell sustained a grade two hamstring tendon damage during the midweek Champions League success over Dinamo Zagreb.
He walked off hurt in the last minutes of Wednesday night’s game, so it’s now a waiting game to see the extent of the injury.
According to the article, Chelsea manager Potter has been instructed personally by the club not to anticipate Chilwell to be ready for the next set of games.
His recuperation period is expected to be between four and twelve weeks.
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It looks like Chilwell will be absent for the next three matches at the very least.
The 25-year-old left-back could miss this Sunday’s Premier League showdown against Arsenal at Stamford Bridge.
Afterwards, there’s an eye-catching Carabao Cup third round tie against Manchester City.
They wrap up before the World Cup break with a trip to high flyers Newcastle United in the league.
You have to feel sorry for Chilwell if he doesn’t make England’s 26-man team for the World Cup in Qatar.
Most people consider him and Luke Shaw to be the frontrunners for England’s left-back position, so an injury may be the only thing keeping him from flying.