Ben Chilwell: Chelsea defender doubtful for Arsenal tie after ankle injury vs West Ham

Ben Chilwell: Chelsea defender doubtful for Arsenal tie after ankle injury vs West Ham

- Ben Chilwell was limited to just 10 minutes of action as Chelsea battled West Ham at Stamford Bridge

- The defender had to be withdrawn after he picked an ankle injury with Emerson taking his place

- Lampard has since confirmed the summer signing is a major doubt for the Arsenal trip scheduled for Boxing Day

- However, the Blues are in line to welcome Hudson-Odoi back to the fold ahead of the encounter

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Ben Chilwell has emerged a major doubt for Chelsea's mouthwatering clash against rivals Arsenal slated for Saturday, December 26.

This was after the left-back picked a suspected ankle injury during his side's encounter with West Ham United on Monday night, December 21.

Ben Chilwell: Chelsea defender doubt for Arsenal clash after ankle injury vs West Ham
Ben Chilwell was limited to just 10 minutes of action as Chelsea battled West Ham at Stamford Bridge. Photo by John Walton.
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SunSport reports the Englishman hobbled off the pitch injured after just 10 minutes of action following a collision with Jared Bowen.

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Chilwell, who only joined the Blues in the summer could now miss his side's trip to Arsenal, with reports suggesting he faces a fight to be fit for the crucial tie.

Manager Frank Lampard confirmed after the Monday fixture the defender will have a scan to establish the extent of the injury.

"Turned his ankle, will have a scan tomorrow to see how he is. He's certainly a doubt for Arsenal," Lampard confirmed.

Chilwell's possible absence from the Emirates trip will come as a major blow for Chelsea as the league enters the busy festive period. He joins the likes of Hakim Ziyech, Reece James and Callum Hudson-Odoi in the injury list for Frank Lampard's side.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that following Timo Werner’s goal drought in as much as nine consecutive matches for Chelsea, team manager Frank Lampard has stated that he is confident the German striker will return to his scoring form.

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Lampard reiterated his commitment and support for Werner and believes the £53million striker is still 'scaring teams'.

The summer signing failed to score in the 3-0 win over West Ham on Monday night, December 21 with Tammy Abraham netting a brace to compliment on Thiago Silva’s first-half strike.

Werner who has misfired in his previous eight games also missed a sitter in the cause of the match amid wide speculations that the striker is not good enough.

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