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Ben Chilwell’s World Cup is in doubt as the Chelsea and England defender suffers a hamstring injury in the Champions League win over Dinamo Zagreb to leave talkSPORT hosts deflated and Graham Potter admits: ‘It doesn’t look positive’


England defender Ben Chilwell suffered a hamstring injury in Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Dinamo Zagreb which threw his World Cup hopes into doubt.

The left-back stopped at the last minute from the Champions League dead rubber and hit the bridge with his head in his hands.

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It’s the last thing an England fan wants to see

Ben Chilwell’s World Cup is in doubt as the Chelsea and England defender suffers a hamstring injury in the Champions League win over Dinamo Zagreb to leave talkSPORT hosts deflated and Graham Potter admits: ‘It doesn’t look positive’

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The injury seemed serious

Chilwell was unable to put weight on his left leg and Three Lions manager Gareth Southgate will be eagerly awaiting news on the severity of the blow.

Qatar 2022 starts on November 20 and Southgate will name their squad in eight days on November 10.

The England boss is already sweating through injuries to right-backs Reece James and Kyle Walker, as well as midfielder Kalvin Phillips.

Reacting to talkSPORT, former Chelsea defender Scott Minto said: “As soon as he stopped and grabbed his hamstring, I thought he was not just out for a knock but please be ok for england.

“I feel deflated. I really enjoyed this game. It’s four straight wins and a big turnaround, we should all be happy.

“But I feel so deflated to see Chilwell not only hobble but unable to put weight on it. It looks serious. »

Ben Chilwell’s World Cup is in doubt as the Chelsea and England defender suffers a hamstring injury in the Champions League win over Dinamo Zagreb to leave talkSPORT hosts deflated and Graham Potter admits: ‘It doesn’t look positive’

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Chilwell winced in pain as he clutched his hamstring


talkSPORT host Adrian Durham added: “My heart hurts just watching it.

“He hasn’t played a minute of the Euros and now it looks like he won’t be going to a World Cup.”

Chilwell missed the majority of last season through injury and struggled to return to the Chelsea squad under former manager Thomas Tuchel.

The 25-year-old had finally returned to the starting XI under new boss Graham Potter and had been called up to England’s Southgate squad in recent months.

Ben Chilwell’s World Cup is in doubt as the Chelsea and England defender suffers a hamstring injury in the Champions League win over Dinamo Zagreb to leave talkSPORT hosts deflated and Graham Potter admits: ‘It doesn’t look positive’

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Chilwell had regained form

Chilwell was certain to be included in the 26-man Three Lions squad for Qatar 2022 and looked set to challenge Luke Shaw and Kieran Trippier for the left-back position.

However, Blues manager Potter admitted after the game that the injury did not look good.

“It doesn’t sound positive,” he said.

“We’ll have to scan it and see how it is.”

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