Chelsea is waiting to find out if Ben Chilwell could miss the remainder of the season due to suspected anterior cruciate ligament injurylaughing.
Chilwell was forced to retreat while on target Chelsea win against Juventus on Tuesday night and get a scan to determine the severity of the injury. The left-back could be out for six to nine months if fears he suffered ACL damage are confirmed.
Chelsea will be desperate to hear good news from Chilwell, who has been in exceptional form this season. The England international got off to a slow start but has impressed since reclaiming his place from Marcos Alonso. He played a major role in the rise of Thomas Tuchel 's side to the top of the Premier League and scored four times for club and country.
Chilwell appeared to be in major trouble after hitting his knee in the second halfof. He left with help, and Tuchel later said some of the pain had subsided, but that doesn't necessarily mean he avoided serious injury. For example, West Ham's Angelo Ogbonna played for a few minutes after injuring his knee against Liverpool this month, only for scans to reveal the defender had ACL damage.
England will also be anxiously awaiting whether Chilwell faces a long layoff. The 24-year-old is a regular on Gareth Southgate 's side and it would be a big blow if he could not take part in the preparations for the 2022 World Cup.
Chelsea also have concerns over N 'Golo Kante, who is uncertain to face Manchester United on Sunday after being forced against Juve ntus with a knee problem. Ruben Loftus-Cheek reportedly in line to start in midfieldcentral if Kante is absent.