Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has confirmed winger Kai Havertz has tested positive for novel coronavirus. Also Read - CHE vs LU Dream11 Team Tips And Prediction Premier League 2020-21: Captain, Vice-captain, Fantasy Playing Tips And Predicted XIs For Today's Chelsea vs Leeds United Match at Stamford Bridge 1.30 AM IST December 6 Sunday
The player is currently under self-isolation and was not involved in Chelsea’s Wednesday’s Champions League game against Rennes. Also Read - This Antiviral Drug May Block COVID Virus Within 24 Hours, Claims Study
“Kai has tested positive for Covid-19 in the testing going into this game so he has come away from the squad, he is in isolation as the doctor’s orders are and we move on,” said Lampard in a statement available on the club’s official website. “He isolates for that period and we are wishing him well. Also Read - Italy Imposes Ban on Christmas Midnight Mass And Travel Between Regions
“We are taking the precautions we take. Everybody has been tested, the whole squad since, and we have had negative tests, and hopefully, it is a case of taking Kai out, everyone is negative and we move on in the short-term,” he added.
The 21-year-old will also miss Chelsea’s match against Sheffield United on Saturday while he also appears to miss out on Germany’s upcoming trio of matches as well.