Ben Chilwell


Chelsea Latest Injury Update : Armando Broja, Ngolo Kante

Chelsea have many injury list concern ahead the Premier League restart looms.

Having suffered a fresh blow in the friendly against Aston Villa, as Armando Broja went down with a potentially serious knee injury,

Graham Potter could do with some reinforcements and fast.

Reece James, N’Golo Kante, Wesley Fofana and Ben Chilwell are among the players pushing for returns.

The Blues have over a fortnight before their next game at least, which comes against Bournemouth on December 27.

Armando Broja

Chelsea were hit by Broja being taken off on a stretcher in the friendly defeat to Aston Villa on Sunday.

The Albanian striker flew home on Monday to undergo a scan, which will diagnose the severity of the painful-looking injury.

Potter :

“It was an unfortunate action, I think he got caught up with their player and the ground.

It doesn’t look positive at the moment, but it is too early to say. Fingers crossed, but it is an awkward one.”

N’Golo Kante

French midfielder Kante is “progressing well”, according to Potter, having also sat out the World Cup.

He underwent surgery on a hamstring injury suffered all the way back in August and a return is not thought to be likely until January, at the earliest.

Potte said last week:

“N’Golo is a little bit further away but again he’s progressing well.”

Wesley Fofana

Fofana’s start to his Chelsea career has been disrupted by injury as well as a change of manager, and he has not played since October due to a knee problem.

However, like James the centre-back has also been described as “moving forward” in his recovery and he is being reintegrated into training.

Ben Chilwell

One of Chelsea’s many World Cup absentees, left-back Chilwell is pinned for a step-up in his comeback from a hamstring injury in the coming days.

He is not yet back in full training and the Bournemouth game may come too soon.


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Reece James

Taken out of the World Cup with a knee injury at AC Milan on November 10, James was not able to make his playing return one month and one day later against Villa.

But the 23-year-old has stepped up his comeback with a return to light contact training on the weekend.

Potter said:

He had “moved forward” in his recovery after the Villa game.

All signs point towards James being fit to play some part against Bournemouth.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek

A calf injury has kept Loftus-Cheek out of action since he suffered the blow against Newcastle just before the break and he too is not quite close to a return just yet.

Potter said on the weekend:

“Hopefully Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Ben Chilwell can also take a step forward in their rehab next week so we’re optimistic about that.”


Kepa Arrizabalaga

Missing from the friendly with Villa and the World Cup, Kepa has been suffering from a foot issue since coming off in the defeat to Brighton in late October.

The goalkeeper was described by his manager as “not quite with the team yet but he has stepped up his rehab” last week.

Carney Chukwuemeka

A hamstring injury struck Chukwuemeka in early November and his absence flew under-the-radar somewhat, given the break.

The youngster continued to be unavailable for Sunday’s game but Potter gave an optimistic update as he named him among those “moving forward” after the final whistle.

Thomas Tuchel gave an injury update on two important Chelsea stars after his side’s ‘amazing’ performance against Juventus in the Champions League.

Trevoh Chalobah, Reece James, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Timo Werner all struck in a comprehensive 4-0 victory to sink the Italian giants and march an imperious Chelsea into the last 16.

The defending champions battered an outclassed Juve.

Chelsea booking their place in the knockout stages but also overhauling their Serie A rivals at the top of Group H.

Match or better Juve’s result in the final set of round-robin fixtures in early December and the Blues will top the group.

Chelsea’s sole concerns on a raucous west London night proved injury scares for N’Golo Kante and Ben Chilwell, who both hobbled out of action well ahead of time.


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 Tuchel :

“We wanted to stay patient but at the same time not fall asleep. We wanted to increase the rhythm and intensity.

It’s so tough to create and score but we created so much. An amazing performance and a fantastic result.

“We were sharper than in Turin, we took more risks, something we lacked in Turin.

By control you cannot hurt them – you need to penetrate with runs off the ball. We were very good and scored nice goals.

“I feel very aware that we do the invisible work and when we have to defend we really defend and dig in.”

As for the injuries to Chilwell and Kante:

“Ben has a sharp pain in the knee. N’Golo twisted his knee a little bit.

“They will both be examined today. They are very sad things because N’Golo was very good before he went off and Chilly has been in a fantastic moment.”

Timo Werner &Ben Chilwell Late Goals Bring Chelsea Back To Winning Way As They Defeat Southampton At Stamford Bridge

Timo Werner and Ben Chilwell struck in the final six minutes after Saints had been reduced to 10 men following the dismissal of captain James Ward-Prowse for a poor challenge on Jorginho.

Academy product Trevoh Chalobah put the hosts ahead after nine minutes.

Swooping at the back post to head in his second of the season after Ruben Loftus-Cheek flicked on Chilwell’s corner.

A dominant Chelsea had the ball in the net on two further occasions in the first half.

However Romelu Lukaku was flagged offside and Werner’s header was ruled out.

Following a foul by Cesar Azpilicueta on Kyle Walker-Peters in the build-up.

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The hosts were punished for not extending their advantage when former Chelsea player,

Tino Livramento was tripped by Chilwell in the box and Ward-Prowse fired in the resulting penalty.

However, the visitors could not hold out for a point following the loss of their skipper,

whose yellow card was upgraded to a straight red after referee Martin Atkinson viewed the pitchside monitor.

And having lost 1-0 to Juventus in the Champions League in midweek after their unbeaten league start was ended by Manchester City.

Werner and Chilwell‘s late strikes ensured Chelsea returned to winning ways at Stamford Bridge.

Ben Chilwell Was Mentally Tired Says Thomas Tuchel

The England defender has not feature since Chelsea’s Champions League final win over,

Manchester City on 29 May – with Marcos Alonso  replace him so far this term.

The 24-year-old was in England’s Euro 2020 squad but did not play once.

“He just needs to be patient. He’s in the race now and with a good mental attitude,” said Tuchel.

“It’s been difficult for him, from a Champions League win.

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Then it was a tough Euros because he felt he could have played a part for England,

Ben keeps training for four or five weeks, then he had a personal break which is difficult.

“When I arrived I felt he was mentally tired which is unlucky because Marcos Alonso had a full pre-season.

We had some talks with him and no further worries with him.”

Spaniard Alonso has played all five of Chelsea’s games at left wing-back,

in their unbeaten start to the Premier League season and Uefa Super Cup win.

The Blues start their Champions League title defence on Tuesday at home to Zenit St Petersburg (20:00 BST).