Breaking: Chelsea star Chiwell out of England squad


Football star Ben Chiwell has left the England camp and gone back to Chelsea due to a ‘pre-existing foot injury’.

The Stamford Bridge star has been joined in leaving Gareth Southgate’s squad by Kieran Trippier.

Ex-Spurs star Trippier, who now plays for Atletico Madrid, has departed due to a ‘personal matter’.

An England statement read: “Ben Chilwell and Kieran Tripper have left the England camp and will not be available for the UEFA Nations League fixture against Denmark on Wednesday.

“That leaves 28 players for consideration for Gareth Southgate’s 23-man matchday squad.”

The exits will cause a headache for Southgate, who used the right-footed Trippier at left-back in the win over Belgium as cover for Chilwell.

One of Arsenal duo Ainsley Maitland-Niles or Bukayo Saka is likely to take up the left-back position for the crucial clash with Denmark this week.

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