Pochettino surprised by Chilwell’s major England role as Chelsea battle injuries

Left-back has not started for Chelsea for nearly a monthSánchez, Chalobah and Chukwuemeka also injured

Mauricio Pochettino admitted he was surprised Ben Chilwell started two games for England during the international break, having only recently returned from a knee injury. The defender last started for Chelsea on 2 March against Brentford and since then has played only a few minutes for the club, as a late substitute in the FA Cup against Leicester.

Yet he played the entirety of England’s 2-2 draw with Belgium on Tuesday, three days after completing 67 minutes against Brazil. The Argentinian is no closer to seeing the end of his team’s injury crisis with nine players currently ruled out of Saturday’s meeting with Burnley at Stamford Bridge.

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