The Englishman was speaking at the post-match conference after the UEFA Champions League game against Dinamo Zagreb. Chilwell sustained a hamstring injury in the last minutes of the game and he was seen to have left Stamford Bridge on crutches.
Because he didn’t play at the weekend, there was a thought he could play tonight and have enough time to recover for the weekend. So we’ve tried to manage him, but he’s never played three games in a week. He has had to have a build-up that I think has been good for him. That’s why it’s very frustrating. It’s a blow for us and a blow for him. Sadly, he won’t be the only one that is affected in this period because October was incredibly challenging in terms of the games we had to play. But it is what it is.
The injury to Chilwell will not just a be blow to Chelsea but also to the three Lions of England as he might not be available at the World Cup.