Chelsea confirm Ben Chilwell will miss the World Cup after scan showed he suffered a ‘significant’ hamstring injury… dealing Gareth Southgate another huge blow just days before he names his Qatar squad
Chelsea have confirmed that Ben Chilwell has been ruled out of the 2022 World Cup after his scan confirmed that he will be sidelined for a lengthy period of time.
Defender Chilwell limped off with a hamstring injury during the closing stages of Chelsea’s Champions League win over Dinamo Zagreb.
The England left-back has since gone for a scan and the club have confirmed the extent of his injury, meaning he will miss out on heading off to Qatar, and potentially even a return before the Premier League resumes on Boxing Day.
Chelsea defender Ben Chilwell has been ruled out of the 2022 World Cup through injury
The left-back suffered a hamstring injury during Chelsea’s European win over Dinamo Zagreb
The 22-year-old was selected in Gareth Southgate provisional 55-man squad for the major tournament and was expected to make the final 26-man team as one of their left-back options alongside Manchester United’s Luke Shaw.
The latest injury news is yet another blow for the Three Lions who are already sweating over the fitness of both Reece James and Kyle Walker for the tournament.
Leicester City’s James Justin or Tottenham Hotspur’ Ryan Sessegnon could now take advantage of Chilwell’s injury as a surprise inclusion in the squad boarding the plane to Qatar in just a few weeks time.
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