Ben Chilwell's hamstring injury will keep him out until at least mid-December. The 26-year-old had to leave the field during Chelsea's 1-0 Carabao Cup victory over Brighton last week and was seen rubbing his hamstring.
Regarding the injury, Mauricio Pochettino said last week, "I think it is bad news." It's not a good thing, the doctor told me. It's a terrible injury, but we'll need to analyze it over the next few days to see how long he'll be sidelined from the team and squad. However, I believe the injury is not appealing.
The Chelsea vice-captain will now be out for at least the next few months due to his most recent setback, according to scan results. Chilwell missed 20 games last season due to two different hamstring issues. He has had terrible luck with injuries over the past two seasons.
The natural left-back choices for Chelsea are Marc Cucurella and Ian Maatsen. In contrast, Maatsen's few appearances have been further up the field, and Cucurella has been filling in at right-back for Malo Gusto's absence and Reece James' injury.
Even though Levi Colwill is a natural center back, he has spent the majority of the season playing left back. Nevertheless, Colwill has made an impression for the Blues there, particularly in their 2-0 victory over Fulham on Monday night when the England international played a beautiful through ball to release Mykhailo Mudryk to score the game's first goal.
Pochettino, in particular, has a lot of choices at left-back. However, Chilwell, who earlier this year spoke about the impact physical injuries had on his mental health, received yet another dreadful piece of news.