England boss explains why he had to take off Chilwell after 38 minutes

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Chelsea left-back Ben Chilwell was subbed off after 38 minutes in England’s 2-0 loss to Belgium on Sunday.

Chilwell was forced off during England’s Nations League game with Belgium with what looked to be a back injury just after 38 minutes of the game.

Speaking after the game, England Gareth Southgate didn’t reveal much about the left-back, but admitted it was a back pain.

Chilwell was the one who demanded to leave the pitch, and it just seems it was a light injury.

“He had some sort of issue with his back that he was complaining about and he didn’t feel he could carry on,” Southgate told reporters after the game.

“Outside of that I can’t give you any detail at the moment.”

Chilwell has been a key player for the Blues since joining from Leicester City and Frank Lampard will be hoping the England international will be fit for the game against Newcastle United.

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