After three first-team players tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of tonight’s Premier League match against Everton, Chelsea has become the latest club to be at risk of an outbreak.
The Blues have already lost midfielder Mateo Kovacic to a positive test following his recovery from a hamstring injury, but their numbers have been weakened once further ahead of Everton’s visit to west London.
After contacting the virus, Thomas Tuchel left Romelu Lukaku, Timo Werner, and Callum Hudson-Odoi out of his team for the match.
As per media reports, Ben Chilwell, who plays as a left-back for Premier League club Chelsea, also tested positive and will spend the next ten days in quarantine with his three teammates.
The news comes as the number of COVID-19 cases in England has risen dramatically as a result of the new highly transmissible Omicron form, with the Premier League recording their highest-ever number of positives (42) earlier this week.
For this reason, Numerous games in the Premier League might likely be canceled.
Last weekend’s match between Tottenham and Brighton was the first Premier League match to be canceled due to coronavirus, followed by Manchester United’s trip to Brentford on Tuesday.