Chelsea defender Ben Chilwell is confident he will be fit for Champions League clash against Sevilla this week after the left-back suffered a knock to his ankle in draw with Tottenham
- Chelsea’s Ben Chilwell was left in discomfort after an ankle injury against Spurs
- The left-back was able to continue despite suffering the problem on Sunday
- Chilwell has endured fitness issues since signing for Chelsea from Leicester
The left-back suffered an ankle issue during the top of the table clash against Jose Mourinho‘s men but was able to continue despite concern that he may have to be substituted, and has brushed off concerns he could be set for a spell out.
It will provide a huge boost to Blues boss Frank Lampard, whose side travel to Seville on Wednesday hoping to continue their excellent European form, with the team vying for top spot in Group E with the LaLiga outfit.
Chelsea left-back Ben Chilwell hopes to face Sevilla in mid week despite an ankle knock
The injury would have been a worry for boss Frank Lampard ahead of the crucial game
‘I was desperate to carry on and thankfully I ran it off,’ he told Chelsea’s official website.
‘It’s fine now so I’m just looking forward to recovering and hopefully playing again in midweek.’
Chilwell has struggled with a handful of niggling injuries during his career and was forced to sit on the sidelines after joining Chelsea from Leicester for £50million this summer. He nursed a foot injury during the summer, which delayed his first Premier League game for the club until October.
The England star looked to be struggling during the 0-0 draw against Tottenham on Sunday
There were also worries after he limped out of England’s 2-0 defeat to Belgium with a back injury during the recent international break.
Chilwell will be hopeful that his injury prone days are now behind him after playing the full 90 minutes against Spurs despite picking up the knock. The England star was part of a solid Chelsea defence to frustrate their rivals and pick up a clean sheet in their bid for the title.
Chilwell said that while the team were disappointed they could not collect the three points in such a huge game, keeping things tight at the back was hugely important.
But Chilwell ran the problem off and managed to shackle Tottenham’s dangerous forwards
‘When you’re battling up the top, you don’t want to give them points and they don’t want to give you points,’ he added. ‘We wanted to win but we’ll take the draw – we’ve got to be happy with that.
‘I don’t know if it was entertaining to watch but I found it pretty entertaining on the pitch because it was two good teams who were tactically very good on the day.
‘I’d have loved for us to win the game at Stamford Bridge against our rivals but for myself and the rest of the defence, the clean sheet is really important for us moving forward.’