April 22, 2021

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Chelsea star was injured against West Ham … needed an urgent change

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Chelsea's English head coach Frank Lampard (R) looks on as Chelsea's English defender Ben Chilwell (C) is replaced by Chelsea's Brazilian-Italian defender Emerson Palmieri (L) after picking up an injury during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and West Ham United at Stamford Bridge in London on December 21, 2020. (Photo by Catherine Ivill / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by CATHERINE IVILL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

The injury forced a Chelsea player to exit early from the West Ham United match, Monday evening, at the conclusion of the Premier League’s 14th round.

In the first minutes of the match, left-back Ben Chilwell suffered a sprain in his ankle, so he left the field, and Emerson Palmieri entered his place.

But Chelsea was fortunate enough, that managed to open the scoring immediately after Chilwell’s exit, through the heart of his Brazilian defense, Thiago Silva.

Chilwell is considered one of the main pillars of Chelsea for coach Frank Lampard, noting that the London club bought its services from Leicester City during the summer transfer period, for more than 50 million pounds.