'Was crazy': Conor Gallagher amazed by how much running 25-year-old Chelsea teammate got through last game

Conor Gallagher was left amazed by how much running Ben Chilwell got through in Chelsea’s win against Dinamo Zagreb in midweek.

The Blues wrapped up their Champions League group with a 2-1 victory on Wednesday night, which does inject some momentum ahead of this weekend’s Premier League showdown with Arsenal.

Unfortunately, Chilwell limped off in the closing stages with a suspected hamstring problem.

Fears are that the 25-year-old defender could miss 8-12 weeks with his injury, but everybody is still waiting for some official news on the situation.

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Chilwell against Dinamo Zagreb

Gallagher claims that Chelsea teammate Chilwell was full of running in the previous game, so he isn’t too surprised he actually pulled up with a hamstring issue.

He was up and down the flank relentlessly for 90 minutes from a left-back position.

Gallagher said: “No one thinks if they’re going to get injured or not; they go into every game 100 percent. You could see Chilly today; the amount he sprinted up and down the pitch was crazy. In a way, I’m not surprised [he got injured]. I was thinking, ‘How have you spirited this much this game?’ Hopefully, he’ll be okay.”

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Let’s hope there’s some kind of positive news on Chilwell, who’s bad luck with injuries appears to be continuing.

The flip side of it is that Marc Cucurella will surely get the next few games to try impress before the World Cup break.

Cucurella, 24, has had a bit of a tough opening few months to his Chelsea career.

However, the Blues may need the left-back/left wing-back to step up and try to recreate his best football during Chilwell’s suspected absence.

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Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.