Ben Chilwell has provided an update via social media following a successful knee operation...

The defender suffered the injury in our home win against Juventus on 23 November, his 12th appearance of the season. The Chelsea medical department, in collaboration with their knee specialist, then took the decision to attempt a conservative rehab approach.

However, Chilwell was unfortunately unable to progress and so collectively the decision was made earlier this week to proceed with a surgical repair.

That operation took place today (Thursday), with Chilwell posting a photo of himself on Instagram with crutches in the car home accompanied by the following message:

'Just wanted to let everyone know that I am on the way home from a successful op.

'I feel very positive and motivated to work like a beast to get back on the pitch with my boys soon and help this great club win more trophies.

'Thank you for all the support and nice messages.'

Get well soon, Chilly!