Report: Chelsea fear for Ben Chilwell after injury

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Chelsea left wing-back Ben Chilwell was forced off through injury in Chelsea’s win against Juventus.

The 24-year-old who has been in fine form started in the left wing-back position, but limped off in pain towards the end of the game.

It was believed that the England International limped off with a knee issue and is to have a scan on Wednesday.

A report in The Sun claims that Chilwell’s injury is suspected to be an ACL injury, and the report claims that Chilwell may miss the remainder of the 2021-22 season if it’s actually an anterior cruciate ligament damage.

English duo Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek have also had the career threatening injury that kept them out of action for a long time.

Speaking after the game against Juventus, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel had hoped it wouldn’t be negative news about Chilwell.

“It worries me because he was in such a fantastic moment like Reece on the other side,” Thomas Tuchel said.

“They were in the best shape they could possibly be, so strong, full of confidence and such a lot of quality.”

He added: “(Chilwell) was in a lot of pain, now he feels a lot better. We have an examination tomorrow to be more precise.

“We hope for the best, hopefully we get away fingers crossed with not too bad news.”

Chilwell himself was also optimistic at the end of the game.

Taking to social media, Chilwell posted a picture of himself limping from the field, as he wrote: “Champions league nights. Hopefully injury is not too bad.”

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