Premier League

Ben Chilwell ruled out for extended period with hamstring injury

Rajarshi ShuklaRajarshi Shukla
October 3 2023
full-backs Ben Chilwell

The English left-back picked injury against Brighton in Carabao Cup

Ben Chilwell, fullback for Chelsea, will be out of action for a minimum of eight weeks as he works his way back from the hamstring injury he suffered against Brighton last month. During Chelsea’s Carabao Cup victory against Brighton, the England international injured his hamstring, and Mauricio Pochettino admitted it didn’t seem good.

The 26-year-old was benched for Chelsea’s last two Premier League matches and was not included in the matchday squad for their Monday match against Fulham. The Telegraph is now reporting that Chilwell will need a minimum of two months off the pitch to heal from his most recent injury setback.

According to the story, depending on how Chilwell’s recuperation states, the busy Christmas programme might arrive prematurely for him. For Pochettino, who has had to deal with a number of injury concerns to begin his reign at Stamford Bridge, it is a terrible setback.

Romeo Lavia, Wesley Fofana, Christopher Nkunku, and Reece James have all been missing for a while. However, Moises Caicedo, Mykhaylo Mudryk, Benoit Badiashile, Noni Madueke, Trevoh Chalobah, and Carney Chukwuemeka have all experienced minor difficulties.

Gareth Southgate is unlikely to have a seasoned left-back on hand during the following two international periods as a result of Chilwell’s injury problem. Due to a muscle problem, Manchester United player Luke Shaw has been sidelined since August.

For England, Kieran Trippier filled in as a temporary left defender in their 3-1 victory over Scotland last month. When they play Australia and Italy later this month, Southgate might have to make a similar decision.

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