Chelsea supervisor Graham Potter has offered an replace on Ben Chilwell’s damage after the England worldwide pulled up with a hamstring downside earlier this week.
Chilwell suffered a suspected hamstring damage throughout Chelsea’s closing Champions League 22/23 group stage match. Chilwell pulled up within the damage time of Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Dinamo Zagreb.
The 25-year-old was then helped off the pitch by two of Chelsea’s medical workers. The damage has left Chilwell as a doubt for the World Cup, which kicks off on November 20th.
Talking at a press convention on Friday, Potter offered an replace on Chilwell’s damage.
Graham Potter offers an replace on Ben Chilwell’s damage
Potter confirmed Chilwell would endure a scan on Friday afternoon and that they might study the extent of the damage by the subsequent day newest. The Chelsea supervisor revealed that Chilwell feels okay and that the full-back is conscious of the damage.
“He’s going for a scan afterward this afternoon,” Potter mentioned [via Football.London]. “We’ll discover out then or tomorrow. He feels okay, he’s conscious of the damage, we have to let the swelling calm down and we’ll know extra after that.“
“I wouldn’t say fears the worst. Till we get the scan, it’s tough to say,” Potter mentioned when requested if Chilwell fears the worst. “In the meanwhile, we’re hopeful and fingers crossed. It’s disappointing, after all.“
In the meantime, Potter additionally mentioned he doesn’t suppose goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga may return to motion for Chelsea earlier than the World Cup. The Spaniard suffered a foot damage throughout Chelsea’s 4-1 defeat to Brighton.
Potter changed Kepa with Edouard Mendy at half-time of their match in opposition to Brighton. The 28-year-old additionally missed Chelsea’s Champions League match in opposition to Dinamo Zagreb.
In the meantime, Chelsea host London rivals and Premier League desk toppers Arsenal at Stamford Bridge of their subsequent fixture within the English top-flight.
Chelsea are actually 10 factors in need of Arsenal and shall be eyeing to scale back the hole on the Gunners after they face the north London outfit. The Blues at the moment sit sixth within the factors desk with 21 factors from 12 matches.
Arsenal in the meantime occupies the primary place with 31 factors from 12 matches. The Gunners loved a lead of two factors on the Premier League summit as second-placed Man Metropolis solely have 29 factors from 12 matches.
The match between Chelsea and Arsenal kicks off at 5:30 pm Indian Normal Time on the approaching Sunday.