England’s defensive problems deepen after Chilwell ruled out of World Cup | England

England’s defensive problems have deepened after Chelsea’s Ben Chilwell was ruled out of the Qatar World Cup with a torn hamstring.

Chilwell, who limped off during Chelsea’s victory over Dinamo Zagreb on Wednesday, received the devastating news after undergoing a scan on Friday. The left-back was in with a good chance of being included in England’s 26-man squad for Qatar but is now facing a lengthy time on the sidelines after tests revealed that he has suffered a “significant” hamstring tear.

The one positive for Chilwell, who had battled back to fitness after recovering from a…

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