‘Tough to watch’: Mount highlights one moment from Chelsea’s Champions League win that has really worried him

Mason Mount has claimed in an interview with the club that Ben Chilwell’s late injury last night has left him worried for his near future.

The wing-back was forced off with a hamstring injury in the final few minutes of Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Dinamo Zagreb.

The issue looks set to be Chelsea’s third big defensive injury of the Champions League group stage.

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Wesley Fofana was forced off just minutes after opening his Blues account against AC Milan at Stamford Bridge.

In the next fixture, Reece James fell with what seemed a fairly standard injury, although it has since emerged that he is now likely to miss the World Cup later this month.

With the tournament so close, there are serious concerns over Chilwell’s place in the squad too.

Mount worried for Chilwell

Mount has claimed that he is hopeful the injury isn’t as bad as feared, citing the Englishman’s importance to the club as well as the Three Lions.

He said: “We don’t know how bad it is but that was tough to watch. We saw his reaction and that never looks good. As soon as you feel something and to not even think about the ball, it’s tough.

“We know what’s coming up, hopefully it’s not too bad and he can be back as soon as possible because we need him as well.”

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Graham Potter has a number of injury issues to worry about as he prepares for the challenge of table-topping Arsenal.

Mikel Arteta’s side come to Stamford Bridge on Sunday in electric form, and will be looking to help maintain their place at the top of the league going into the World Cup break.

With Cesar Azpilicueta also seemingly leave the field in discomfort, the issues at the back could continue to stack up for the new manager to deal with.

Jack is a writer for The Chelsea Chronicle. He has been a part of GRV Media since June 2022. He has a First Class Honours degree in Football Journalism from the University of Derby, graduating in 2021. Jack has experience working freelance for The Sun and The Athletic, whilst also being published for the Non-League Paper and reporting for Burton Albion's academy side. He is a lifelong Chelsea fan and will debate with anyone about everything and anything football related. He also holds a passion for gaming and music, and thinks he knows every word to every Oasis song ever released