Chelsea wing-back Ben Chilwell suffered an ACL injury against Juventus in the Champions League on Wednesday, head coach Thomas Tuchel has confirmed.
Chilwell was forced off with a knee problem following a coming together with Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot in the second half of Chelsea’s 4-0 win at Stamford Bridge.
Tuchel admitted after the game that he was unsure whether he would be able to face Manchester United on Sunday, live on Sky Sports, but on Friday revealed the injury was more serious.
“Ben has a partial injury of his ACL and the decision is to treat it conservatively,” said Tuchel. “And the next six weeks will tell the story actually if he makes it and if he will be fully available after the six weeks, or if he needs surgery after that.
“Right now I only care about the six weeks, we are very positive because the first redaction of his body is very positive.
“Hopefully it stays like this so now the full focus of everybody is on the next six weeks, to try to bring him back to play.
“It’s a very responsible decision, so there’s no rush, no pressure.”