Ben Chilwell: Footage of Chelsea defender’s injury amid fears he’s damaged his ACL

Ben Chilwell injury

Chelsea face a nervy wait to discover the full extent of a serious-looking injury sustained by Ben Chilwell in last night’s win over Juventus in the Champions League.

Thomas Tuchel’s men put in a dominant 4-0 display, which meant they leapfrogged the Italian side to take top spot in Group H, also inflicting their worst ever defeat in the competition.

The evening proved to be a showcase of Chelsea’s impressive academy talent, with Trevor Chalobah, Reece James and Callum Hudson-Odoi all on the score sheet within the first hour, before Timo Werner came on and added a fourth in injury time.

The celebrations were dampened though, after Chilwell was helped off the pitch on the 66-minute mark. The left-back was left in a heap following a fairly innocuous looking tangle with Adrien Rabiot, with close-up footage leaving fans fearing that it could be an ACL injury.

If that’s the case, Chilwell would all-but-definitely be ruled out for the remainder of the season.

Tuchel has since offered an update on the defender: “It worries me because he was in such a fantastic moment like Reece on the other side,” Tuchel explained.

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

“[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.”

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Chelsea also lost N’Golo Kante in the first half, with the manager explaining that he’d “twisted his knee a little bit”.

After initially struggling to break into the first team under Tuchel, Chilwell has been in fine form in recent weeks, locking down a regular spot in the starting XI. Chelsea welcome Manchester United this Sunday, as they aim to preserve their spot at the top of the Premier League table.

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