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- Chelsea trio Romelu Lukaku, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Timo Werner ALL take a look at positive for Covid-19 – as does injured Ben Chilwell – forward of sport with Everton… as Kai Havertz additionally misses fixture as he awaits his outcomes
- HOW OMICRON HAS THE PREMIER LEAGUE ON EDGE
- Manchester United
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Chelsea trio Romelu Lukaku, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Timo Werner ALL take a look at positive for Covid-19 – as does injured Ben Chilwell – forward of sport with Everton… as Kai Havertz additionally misses fixture as he awaits his outcomes
- Chelsea have been hit by extra positive Covid-19 checks forward of their sport
- The Blues already had Mateo Kovacic isolating after he tested positive final week
- Now 4 extra players have tested positive after Wednesday’s coaching session
- Chelsea’s Premier League match with Everton on Thursday will nonetheless go forward
- The information comes as different Premier League fixtures are known as off due to Covid
Four Chelsea players have tested positive for coronavirus forward of their fixture in opposition to Everton.
Romelu Lukaku, Timo Werner and Callum Hudson-Odoi have all been not noted of the team-sheet to play the Toffees on Thursday evening after returning positive checks.
The west Londoners already have Mateo Kovacic in isolation after he tested positive for Covid final week – with Thomas Tuchel’s plans severe disrupted for the Stamford Bridge conflict.
Ben Chilwell, who’s presently out with a knee harm, has additionally returned a positive take a look at.
Kai Havertz in the meantime has been not noted of the squad, as he awaits take a look at outcomes.
It comes amidst information of match postponements and players lacking video games due to positive checks throughout the remainder of the league.
Four extra Chelsea players are confirmed to have tested positive for coronavirus
Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner are amongst these to have tested positive for Covid-19
Chelsea already have midfielder Mateo Kovacic isolating after testing positive final week
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel instructed BT Sport forward of the sport: ‘Except for Kai Havertz, we have positive instances and Kai feels unwell and are ready on take a look at outcomes.
‘We did some additional checks at 12:00 GMT at the moment and who arrives at lunch, from there we had to choose the group. The scenario began yesterday. The outcomes are the outcomes and we nonetheless have a robust squad that ought to nonetheless give you the option to compete. We deal with the blokes which might be there.
‘I didn’t lose my focus, in some unspecified time in the future it’s getting tough and with the overuse of players.’
Chelsea’s girls’s group have additionally been hit with a coronavirus disaster this week, with Ann-Katrin Berger and Drew Spence testing positive earlier than their Champions League tie with Wolfsburg.
Football is bracing itself for greater than a dozen requests for matches to be postponed this weekend amidst the Omicron surge.
The Premier League in a single assertion already confirmed video games between Southampton and Brentford, Watford and Crystal Palace, West Ham and Norwich, and Everton and Leicester have been postponed.
Ben Chilwell who’s recovering from a knee harm additionally tested positive for Covid-19
Liverpool additionally reported numerous positive instances with Fabinho, Virgil van Dijk and Curtis Jones all unavailable for their conflict with Newcastle.
Brentford’s conflict at dwelling Manchester United on Tuesday was postponed till the New Year after the guests had been compelled to shut down their coaching centre within the build-up to the match.
Meanwhile, Burnley’s match in opposition to Watford on Wednesday was known as off two hours earlier than kick-off after the Hornets introduced an outbreak of their group.
Callum Hudson-Odoi may also miss the sport with Everton after testing positive
Leicester’s prime flight conflict with Tottenham, and Saturday matches between Sheffield Wednesday’s and Accrington and Crawley’s encounter with Oldham Athletic have all been known as off on Thursday, with officers anticipating many extra to observe swimsuit.
The Foxes utilized to the Premier League as soon as once more on Thursday morning to postpone the match with Spurs, after each golf equipment noticed appeals rejected earlier this week. The Foxes have additionally closed their coaching floor to cope with the outbreak.
The Premier League is holding each day briefings, whereas the League Managers’ Association is in common dialogue with the highest flight and EFL as managers search readability on a quickly worsening scenario.
The Omicron variant has led to a big improve of instances within the UK, with Wednesday seeing 78,610 individuals testing positive – the best each day quantity for the reason that pandemic started.
HOW OMICRON HAS THE PREMIER LEAGUE ON EDGE
The Bees have 13 instances amongst players and employees – the membership are actually calling for a circuit-breaker shutdown to assist golf equipment get better. Their coaching floor has been closed and because of this their journey to Southampton on Saturday has been postponed.
Would have been with out a number of players for Tottenham’s go to on Thursday due to Covid earlier than the sport was postponed – regardless of preliminary calls being rejected – hours earlier than kick-off. Their coaching floor was closed on Thursday morning to include the outbreak however given they have an inadequate variety of players obtainable, their weekend journey to Everton can also be off.
Case numbers are presently unknown however a big outbreak noticed their sport with Brentford postponed. Calls to have Saturday’s sport with Brighton to be postponed had been accepted on Thursday due to the outbreak on the membership.
Had request to have Wednesday’s sport with Wolves postponed rejected by the Premier League following an outbreak on the membership. Graham Potter confirmed there have been ‘three to 4’ positive instances earlier than the sport. Game with Manchester United has now been postponed.
Dean Smith was going through an anxious wait to uncover the total extent of the outbreak on the membership. The Canaries had discussions with the Premier League over Saturday’s conflict with West Ham and it was agreed to postpone as they have an inadequate variety of players obtainable.
Saw the sport with Burnley postponed simply hours earlier than kick-off. Case numbers presently unknown. With their coaching floor closed, their dwelling match with Crystal Palace has now been confirmed as postponed.
Spurs had been the primary Premier League membership to be hit by the Omicron variant final week and noticed video games in opposition to Brighton and Rennes postponed after instances reached double digits amongst players and employees. Those who tested positive for the virus are anticipated to return within the subsequent couple of days after finishing their 10-day self-isolation interval. Spurs’ conflict with Leicester on Thursday is postponed regardless of preliminary calls for to have the sport known as off had been rejected.
After Brentford, the Blues grew to become the most recent membership to be hit by a Covid outbreak, after it was confirmed forward of their sport with Everton that three extra first-team players had tested positive for Covid, with Mateo Kovacic the primary Chelsea participant to get the virus this week.
It was confirmed simply an hour earlier than kick-off in opposition to Newcastle on Thursday evening that Fabinho, Curtis Jones and Virgil van Dijk are all out having tested positive for Covid.