Ben Chilwell: Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel says full-back injured ACL against Juventus

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Ben Chilwell: Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel says full-back injured ACL against Juventus


Chelsea winger Ben Chilwell suffered an ACL injury against Juventus in the Champions League on Wednesday, head coach Thomas Tuchel confirmed.

Chilwell was forced out with a knee problem following a meeting with Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot in the second half of Chelsea’s 4-0 win at Stamford Bridge.

Tuchel admitted after the game that he was not sure he could face Manchester United on Sunday, live Air sports, but revealed on Friday the injury was more serious.


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“Ben has a partial ACL injury and the decision is to treat him with caution,” Tuchel said. “And the next six weeks will actually tell the story if he gets there and if he’s fully available after the six weeks, or if he needs surgery after that.”

“At the moment I only care about the six weeks, we are very positive because the first draft of his body is very positive.

“I hope it stays that way, so now everyone is focused on the next six weeks, trying to bring him back to the game.

“It’s a very responsible decision, so there is no rush, no pressure. “

Marcos Alonso will now enter the front row as Chelsea’s leading left winger, but the Blues also have likes of Callum Hudson-Odoi who impressed in the wide and deeper bunks.

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German Chelsea boss Tuchel has revealed that Chilwell maintains an upbeat attitude despite his injury stroke, given that initial physical reactions to the issue have been positive.

“We have to talk about it again in six weeks, maybe we don’t need to talk about it because everything is fine,” Tuchel said. “This is the best case, it doesn’t help if we start talking about the worst cases now, because there is also a best case scenario.

“The next few weeks will determine the direction. At the moment, that’s what we have. There is never a good time for big injuries, and injuries in general.

“It’s a really bad time for him personally, because he was so good and so full of confidence, he played a big part in our performances and our victories in the last few weeks. It’s a shame and very sad.

“But he’s actually very positive right now because his body has responded very positively to the early treatments and the injury.

“So after a while you need to refocus and focus on the positive things. And now is the next few weeks to do everything possible to come back and help us on the ground. “

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Premier League leaders Chelsea will host Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, with N’Golo Kante likely to miss with a minor knee problem.

French midfielder Kante might only need a week to get back into shape.

“N’Golo has twisted his knee a bit against Juventus and is feeling rather better since the game, but it looks like he will be out for a few days,” Tuchel said. “It’s a matter of days, maybe a week.

“We still have a little hope but it will be almost a miracle if he does so, so we are thinking about a week. “

Romelu Lukaku got rid of an ankle problem, but the Belgian striker still does not have the sharpness of the game.

“Romelu is in training, and if you ask the player he will say ‘yes I can start for sure’,” Tuchel said. “But there is a little difference between being ready for training and ready for matches, so there is a difference between being ready for matches and ready for Premier League matches.

“The possibility of him starting is not very high because we can’t be sure what happens between games.

“We have to find the balance between giving him minutes and being absolutely competitive with the guys who are starting out. “

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