Ben Chilwell’s WC hopes in danger after Champions League injury

England manager faces a nervous wait to discover the extent of Chilwell’s layoff.

Ben Chilwell is the latest name who might be unseen in FIFA World Cup. It’s World Cup month and all teams will soon head to Qatar for the mega event.

Ben Chilwell limped out of Chelsea’s Champions League win over Dinamo Zagreb on Wednesday night.

The full-back has battled through injury over the past 18 months in order to get himself fit for both club and country. He had been slowly finding form for Chelsea ahead of the tournament in Qatar.

Chilwell was pictured walking gingerly across the pitch to leave the stadium with the aid of crutches.

Chelsea midfielder Denis Zakaria had scored on his debut as his side topped the group and ended the European campaign for the Croatians.

Chelsea had secured group victory with a game to spare, finishing on 13 points. They are three ahead of runners-up AC Milan, who beat Red Bull Salzburg 4-0. Dinamo finished bottom on four points.

But Chilwell’s injury overshadowed the end of the game and England manager Gareth Southgate faces a nervous wait to discover the extent of the left-back’s layoff.

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