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'At Least Four Chelsea Players' Have Tested Positive For Coronavirus Ahead Of New Season

'At Least Four Chelsea Players' Have Tested Positive For Coronavirus Ahead Of New Season

At least four Chelsea players have tested positive for coronavirus and had to self-isolate during pre-season.

Frank Lampard's squad were back at Cobham this week as they prepare for the upcoming campaign but have been hit with a major disruption, according to the Daily Mail.

Chelsea have not revealed the four players but confirmed they do "have a number of players that are following government guidelines in regards to quarantine".

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As reported by The Sun, Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham, Christian Pulisic and Fikayo Tomori are all in isolation after they travelled to Mykonos on holiday together.


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Players had the mandatory COVID-19 tests last week ahead of their return to training, with a total of 14 positive tests across 12 clubs in the Premier League who reported back for duty.

West Ham United, Brighton and Sheffield United all recorded positive cases.

Mount and Abraham's need to quarantine comes after they were named in Gareth Southgate's England squad for upcoming UEFA Nations League games.

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The Three Lions take on Iceland on Saturday 5 September, before they travel to play Denmark on 8 September.

Chelsea, meanwhile, take on Brighton in a pre-season friendly at the Amex Stadium on Saturday. As part of a government pilot scheme to reintroduce fans into stadiums, 2,500 supporters are set to be in attendance but must adhere to social distancing guidelines.

There could be debuts for new signings Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Frank Lampard, Football News, Chelsea, Football, Coronavirus, Covid-19

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