Ben Chilwell endured a birthday to overlook after the left-back was compelled off contained in the opening 10 minutes of Chelsea’s Premier League conflict with London rivals West Ham on Monday evening.
The England defender’s unintentional collision with Hammers ahead Jarrod Bowen resulted in Chilwell twisting his ankle awkwardly.
Regardless of initially enjoying on the 24-year-old hobbled off quickly after having obtained medical consideration.
Emerson Palmieri changed Chilwell, who has impressed for the Blues since his £45million change from Leicester.
The information will come as a serious concern to supervisor Frank Lampard as he approaches a busy festive schedule with Reece James already sidelined via a knee harm.
The Blues took the lead on 11 minutes because of a strong header from veteran centre-half Thiago Silva, the previous Paris Saint-Germain defender’s second purpose for Chelsea since becoming a member of on a free switch.