Chelsea Cancel Friendly Vs Drogheda – Club Release Statement

Chelsea have canceled their pre-season friendly with Irish side Drogheda a couple of hours before the planned kick-off due to a case relating to Covid-19 infections.

“Earlier today, we had a possible positive Covid case which we are investigating,” the club statement reads as quoted by the Evening Standard.

“The individual has been isolated from the rest of the group. We also decided, as a precaution, to cancel tonight’s behind closed doors game against Drogheda.”

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Although the person who has tested positive for Covid-19 has not been revealed it remains to be seen whether other players are facing a test themselves after coming in close contact with the individual who tested positive.

According to The Athletic, Thomas Tuchel decided to hold another training session instead of the planned friendly.

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