Report: What Graham Potter has personally been told by Chelsea about Ben Chilwell's injury

Graham Potter has reportedly been informed not to expect Ben Chilwell to play in Chelsea’s three games before the World Cup because of his injury.

According to the Evening Standard, the Blues think Chilwell suffered a grade two hamstring tendon tear during the midweek win over Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League.

He limped off injured in the final few stages of Wednesday night’s game, so it’s an anxious wait now to hear an official line on the severity of the problem.

The report claims Chelsea boss Potter has now been personally told by the club not to expect Chilwell to be available during the next set of games.

It is understood that his estimated recovery time at between four and 12 weeks.

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Ben Chilwell injury

It looks like Chilwell will be absent for the next three matches at the very least.

The 25-year-old left-back could miss this Sunday’s Premier League showdown against Arsenal at Stamford Bridge.

Afterwards, there’s an eye-catching Carabao Cup third round tie against Manchester City.

They wrap up before the World Cup break with a trip to high flyers Newcastle United in the league.

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You’ve got to sympathise with Chilwell at the prospect of him missing out on England’s 26-man squad for the World Cup in Qatar.

Most consider him and Luke Shaw as the frontrunners for England in the left-back spot, so an injury may be the only thing preventing him from getting on the plane.

Mason Mount shared after Chilwell’s injury it was tough for him to watch.

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