Chelsea produced another fantastic display on Tuesday night as they beat Juventus 4-0 at Stamford Bridge in the Champions League – but it was not all good news.
Trevoh Chalobah opened the scoring in the first half with his third goal of the season before Reece James, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Timo Werner made the points safe in the second period.
The power of Thomas Tuchel’s wing-backs have been a huge part of Chelsea’s success with Ben Chilwell and James now contributing directly to 13 goals in all competitions.
So it will have been a big concern when Chilwell went down in pain midway through the second half with what appeared to be a knee injury.
The 24-year-old was clearly in huge discomfort and limped off the field with the support of the Blues’ physios and was replaced by Cesar Azpilicueta.
After the game, Tuchel offered an update on what he knew.
“It worries me because he was in such a fantastic moment, like Reece on the other side,” he told his post-match press conference.
“They were in the best shape they could possibly be. So strong, full of confidence, and quality. He was in a lot of pain and now he feels a bit better.”
A big clash with Manchester United is on the horizon as Chelsea look to maintain their place at the top of the Premier League table and Tuchel will want his best men fit and fighting.
Marcos Alonso started the season at left wing-back and will likely deputise for Chilwell at Stamford Bridge.
After full-time, Chilwell took to Instagram to offer an update on the blow with the former Leicester man eager to remain in high spirits.
Writing alongside a picture of himself limping from the field, he wrote: “Champions league nights. Hopefully injury is not too bad.”