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Chelsea News: Ben Chilwell will miss World Cup with hamstring injury

In Chelsea News, Ben Chilwell will miss the 2022 World Cup after suffering a significant injury in Chelsea's win over Dinamo Zagreb.

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In Chelsea News, Ben Chilwell will miss the 2022 World Cup after suffering a significant injury in Chelsea's win over Dinamo Zagreb on Wednesday.

Chilwell pulled up with a hamstring problem chasing the ball in stoppage time of the win over Dinamo Zagreb.

Earlier on Saturday, a Chelsea statement read: "Following the injury sustained in our recent game against Dinamo Zagreb, Ben has undergone a scan on his hamstring.

"Results show that Ben has suffered a significant injury and the defender is unfortunately expected to miss the World Cup.

"Ben will now begin a rehabilitation programme with the club's medical department.", Chelsea put out a statement.

The England defender, who has had bad luck with injuries in the past, did manage to get to his feet and played the final seconds of the match, but he had to be carried across to the tunnel at the full-time whistle and left the stadium on crutch.

The England left-back has since gone for a scan and the club have confirmed the extent of his injury, meaning he will miss out on heading off to Qatar, and potentially even a return before the Premier League resumes on Boxing Day.

The 22-year-old was selected in Gareth Southgate provisional 55-man squad for the major tournament and was expected to make the final 26-man team as one of their left-back options alongside Manchester United's Luke Shaw.

The latest injury news is yet another blow for the Three Lions who are already sweating over the fitness of both Reece James and Kyle Walker for the tournament while midfielder Kalvin Phillips is also a doubt.

Leicester City's James Justin or Tottenham Hotspur defender Ryan Sessegnon could now take advantage of Chilwell's injury as a surprise inclusion in the squad boarding the plane to Qatar in just a few weeks time. 

Gareth Southgate will name his England squad for the World Cup in Qatar on Thursday, with their campaign then getting under way against Iran on November 21.

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