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PREMIER LEAGUE: Chelsea pick up major injury ahead of Arsenal battle, rule out key world cup defender

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The Blues have sadly revealed that the key defender will miss the London derby tomorrow and the world cup in Qatar.

According to a club statement on Saturday afternoon, a scan showed the 28-year-old suffered an unfortunate injury that will keep him out of action until after the world cup.

“Ben has undergone a hamstring scan,” the club said in a statement on its website. “The results show that Ben has suffered a major injury and unfortunately the defender is expected to miss the World Cup.

The London side added that the former city ​​of leicester The star ‘will start a rehabilitation program with the club’s medical department’.

When the World Cup begins in Qatar on November 20, England will be without left-back Chilwell.

There were concerns when the England international limped off midweek during Chelsea’s final group match in the Champions League.

The Blues defeated the Croatian team, Dinamo Zagreb 2-1 thanks to a wonderful goal from Denis Zakaria.

However, victory and a spot in the round of 16 came at a price after the former Leicester man failed to finish the match and was helped off the pitch by Chelsea’s medical team.

“It’s a blow for us after a positive game, to see him stop like that is not a great sight,” manager Graham Potter said moments after the game.

“Fingers crossed when we scan it, it’s not that bad, it may not be that serious, but we’re clearly disappointed.”

Well, Potters worst fears have been realized as Chelsea have now stated that the scan confirmed Chilwell will miss the world cup due to an ‘unlucky hamstring’.

Chelsea host Arsenal in a crucial Premier League match at Stamford Bridge, but will face the Gunners without the talented Chilwell.

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