Ben Chilwell makes admission after Tuchel confirms possible long-term Chelsea absence

Chelsea defender Ben Chilwell has expressed his frustration over the ACL injury as he faces potential long-term absence.

On Friday afternoon, Thomas Tuchel confirmed that Chilwell will be out for at least six weeks due to partial tearing of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) of his right knee.

Tuchel is obviously hoping that Chilwell will be back in the team after the six-week period, but he also pointed out a possibility of the defender’s needing a surgery procedure.

Chilwell is understandably infuriated by the timing of the injury.

He has just re-established himself as the first-choice left wing-back in the last couple of months. Not to mention that he is also arguably one of the most in-form Chelsea players, alongside Reece James.

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“Very frustrating picking up an injury in a moment like this when I am really enjoying my football and playing in this team,” he wrote on Instagram.

“I will do everything I can to get back on the pitch as soon as possible.

“Thank you all for messages of support.”

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The 24-year-old is not the only Chelsea player who will be absent in Sunday’s Premier League clash with Manchester United.

Mateo Kovacic remains out with a hamstring injury, while N’Golo Kante, who injured his knee during the Juventus win, will be out for several days.

Manchester United, on the other hand, will be without at least three key players for their trip to Stamford Bridge.

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