Chelsea defender Ben Chilwell will bear knee surgical procedure that may rule him out for the remainder of the season. Chilwell suffered anterior cruciate ligament injury in Chelsea’s Champions League win towards Juventus on November 23. The Blues had hoped Chilwell might return to motion with out surgical procedure, however the England left-back has been informed he should have the ligament restore operation. “After a knee damage within the match towards Juventus the Chelsea medical division, in collaboration with their knee specialist, took the choice to try a conservative rehab strategy,” a Chelsea assertion stated.
“Sadly Ben was unable to progress and so collectively the choice has been taken to proceed this week with a surgical restore.”
Given Chilwell is reported to be sidelined till the top of this season, Chelsea might look to the January switch window for a alternative.
Everton’s Lucas Digne and Ajax’s Nicolas Tagliafico are stated to be amongst Chelsea’s prime candidates to fill the void.
Marcos Alonso is Chelsea’s sole senior left-back in Chilwell’s absence.
Blues midfielders Callum Hudson-Odoi, Saul Niguez and Christian Pulisic have deputised with out showing comfy within the position.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel might additionally take a look at recalling both Ian Maatsen or Emerson Palmieri from their mortgage stints.
Maatsen has impressed at Coventry within the Championship, whereas Emerson has been a daily in his momentary stint at Lyon.
Chilwell’s surgical procedure is the newest damage blow for third positioned Chelsea, who host Brighton in Wednesday’s Premier League conflict.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek is a doubt with a foot damage, whereas Timo Werner and Kai Havertz might be able to return after Covid-19 isolation.
Thiago Silva sustained a thigh damage in Sunday’s win at Aston Villa and N’Golo Kante suffered a knee difficulty, with each uncertain to face Brighton.
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