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England’s Ben Chilwell is out of the World Cup after hamstring ‘pops’ and will be missing most of season for Chelsea

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BEN CHILWELL is OUT of the World Cup – and will miss a large chunk of the season.

The Chelsea and England left-back is undergoing scans on the injury that he picked up in the final moments of his club’s 2-1 Champions League win on Wednesday.

Stricken Chilwell is being sent off for scans on his crocked left leg but there is a suspicion he may have torn the hamstring muscle which is more serious than a routine pull.

The player even told pals he heard a ‘pop’ as he felt pain in his leg while chasing for the ball in the dying moments of the Group E game at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea boss Graham Potter revealed immediately after the match that the outlook for Chilwell’s hopes of making the 26-man England squad for the World Cup later this month are grim.

Potter said: “When a player pulls up like that it is never positive.”

A full diagnosis is expected within the next 24 hours but Chilwell looks destined for a long spell on the treatment table alongside club and country team-mate Reece James.

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