Graham Potter’s four-word message to Ben Chilwell after heart-breaking injury that could end World Cup dream

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Hearts are in mouth at Chelsea as everyone keenly awaits the scan results for Ben Chilwell after latest injury.

There is growing concern that the hamstring Ben Chilwell suffered might only rule him out of the World Cup but out of action for long term. The English left-back enjoyed a brilliant game against Dinamo Zagreb but with just seconds to end the match, he pulled his hamstring.

He could barely walk and had to be aided by two medical staff to the dressing room and later emerged walking on crutches as he awaited a scan to reveal the extent of damage. Chelsea have had crisis as Wesley Fofana and Reece James are already racing against time to be fit for the World Cup.

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The injury to Chilwell is a bitter pill to swallow as he missed a chunk of last season due to knee injury and was only now just returning to full fitness and form. England manager Gareth Southgate is now waiting to hear back from the medical team as he has been forced into adjusting his squad with Kyle Walker already on the mend and racing to be fit.

After the game a distraught Chelsea manager Graham Potter told the press he feared for his left-back even though he was going to keep hope alive by waiting for the results from the scan.

The English manager told the press: “It doesn’t look positive.”

The World Cup is barely days away and national teams are expected to submit their final squad in the coming days as the mood swings from club football to international football in the coming days.

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The Three Lions reached the semi-final of the World Cup in Russia and were losing finalist at the Euros, so there are heightened expectations uo and own the country with hopes that this could be the the year that England won the World Cup.

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