Chelsea left-back Ben Chilwell picked up an injury in the first half of England’s 2-0 defeat to Belgium in the Nations League last night.
The 23-year-old pulled up just before half time needing treatment on a back problem and he was replaced by Bukayo Saka for the rest of the game. Fans on Twitter are frustrated that one of their key players has picked up an injury on international duty:
We can't ever catch a break cba sigh.
— Sonia (@ssoniaa___) November 15, 2020
Another big blow for us
— Hillary (@chinazahillary) November 15, 2020
— Aayyah (@aayyatullah) November 15, 2020
Not sure it's a serious one, kinda precautionary.
— Blue Agent Chris (@chris_edoja) November 15, 2020
He's never far from being injured. Pfts!
— Lord Wilson⚕️ (@wilsonakubobi) November 15, 2020
Italy please keep Emerson safe! The last person I want to see is Alonso. Anyways Azpi can play there too
— Dot11💙 (@Chyke11) November 15, 2020
The pain pic.twitter.com/BUWQeqYDRF
— Ba TiTa👑🔥 (@TitaMuta) November 15, 2020
— Wizard Of Amsterdam 🧙♂️ (@yashman03) November 15, 2020
Useless international break…this is what club fear the most..
— Olars (@remmis_lester) November 15, 2020
Champion Alonso incoming 😂😂😂
— Osi Osi🇬🇭🇳🇬🇬🇭🇳🇬 (@Levi_kosi) November 15, 2020
Chilwell arrived at Stamford Bridge with a heel injury following his £50m move from Leicester City in the summer and, despite missing the start of the season, he had begun to string together a number of very good performances for the Blues.
It remains to be seen how serious this back issue is. Supporters will be hoping it is merely a precaution and doesn’t jeopardise his selection for Chelsea’s game against Newcastle in the lunchtime kickoff at St James’ Park on Saturday.