Chelsea Football Club has today released the following statement about Ben Chilwell…

After a knee injury in the match against Juventus the Chelsea medical department, in collaboration with their knee specialist, took the decision to attempt a conservative rehab approach.

Unfortunately Ben was unable to progress and so collectively the decision has been taken to proceed this week with a surgical repair.

Chilwell suffered the injury in our home win against Juventus on 23 November. Including that game he had made 12 appearances this season, nine of them starts, and enjoyed a rich vein of scoring form in October with four goals in five games for club and country.