Chelsea defender Ben Chilwell will bear knee ligament operation this 7 days and could miss the rest of the time.
The England entire-back destroyed his anterior cruciate ligament in Chelsea’s 4- Champions League gain over Juventus on November 23.
The Blues had hoped Chilwell could return to motion without operation, but the former Leicester star is now owing to have the ligament fix operation.
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A assertion issued by Chelsea read: “Just after a knee injuries in the match versus Juventus the Chelsea healthcare division, in collaboration with their knee specialist, took the selection to endeavor a conservative rehab tactic.
“Sad to say Ben was not able to progress and so collectively the final decision has been taken to progress this week with a surgical fix.”
Chelsea could glimpse to the transfer marketplace to bolster their Premier League title bid in January, with Everton’s Lucas Digne strongly mooted as an choice for the Blues.
Marcos Alonso is Chelsea’s sole frontline left wing-again in Chilwell’s absence, leaving manager Thomas Tuchel obtaining to shuffle his resources for solutions.
Callum Hudson-Odoi, Saul Niguez and Christian Pulisic have deputised devoid of still appearing totally cozy in the position.
Chelsea could also search at recalling possibly Ian Maatsen or Emerson Palmieri from their bank loan spells.
Maatsen has amazed at Coventry in the Championship, even though Emerson has been a typical in his non permanent stint at Lyon.
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