Chelsea's Hudson-Odoi tests positive for Covid-19

Chelsea's Hudson-Odoi tests positive for Covid-19

Chelsea's Hudson-Odoi tests positive for Covid-19

The Chelsea first team, coaching staff and some backstage club staff must isolate themselves after the positive Hudson-Odoi test result was confirmed on Thursday evening.

"Chelsea men's team player Callum Hudson-Odoi had a positive test result for Coronavirus returned this evening".

Previously tested positive for the infection has passed the head coach of London "Arsenal" Mikel Arteta.

The Gunners closed their training center and placed club staff who had recent contact in quarantine.

But in light of the news from Arsenal and Chelsea, the Premier League's stance will surely change at Friday's emergency meeting - for these are increasingly alarming times for sport and society.

"This is really disappointing but I took the test after feeling poorly", said Spaniard Arteta, 37.

"I will be at work as soon as I'm allowed", Arsenal confirmed the shock news just minutes after the Premier League had said all fixtures would go ahead this weekend despite the spread of the global pandemic. Despite testing positive for Callum is fine and he hopes to return to training camp as soon as possible.

Chelsea's game against Aston Villa on Saturday is expected to be postponed now.

Before the start of the ongoing Premier League season, there were reports that Callum was wanted by Bayern Munich, but Frank Lampard convinced him to stay.

The statement added: "Meanwhile, the male team building, one of the many separate buildings on our training ground, will remain closed. In the meantime our Colney and Hale End training centres will undergo a deep clean and our other club sites are operating as normal".

"We will continue to follow government and public health guidelines for our facilities and staff and will discuss next steps for the next Premier League matches on Friday morning". In this case we are talking about all the club and the coaching staff and team personnel.

EPL chief executive Richard Masters said in a statement that "above all, we wish Mikel Arteta and Callum Hudson-Odoi speedy recoveries, and everyone else affected by COVID-19".

Manchester City said one unnamed member of their squad, reportedly France defender Benjamin Mendy is in self-isolation after a family member suffered a respiratory illness.

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