Published On: Thu, Mar 12th, 2020

Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi tests positive for coronavirus as club enters quarantine | Football | Sport

Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi has tested positive for the coronavirus, just hours after Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta confirmed he also had the virus. The club confirmed the entire first-team squad has been placed in isolation. 

The Premier League is set to hold an emergency meeting later this morning, and it is expected that the season will be suspended.

Since it was confirmed that the campaign would continue as normal, Arsenal boss Arteta has tested positive, and now Hudson-Odoi has as well.

The entire Chelsea squad is now in quarantine, meaning tomorrow evening’s game against Aston Villa will inevitably be postponed. 

Hudson-Odoi is the first Premier League player to have tested positive, and it hasn’t been confirmed whether any other players have been tested. 

In a statement, Chelsea confirmed the winger had come down with a cold earlier this week, and is “doing well” while recovering at home. 

“Chelsea men’s team player Callum Hudson-Odoi had a positive test result for Coronavirus returned this evening. Chelsea personnel who had recent close contact with the player in the men’s team building will now self-isolate in line with Government health guidelines. These will include initially the full men’s team squad, coaching staff and a number of backroom staff,” the club confirmed.

“It is expected that those who did not have close contact with Callum will return to work in the coming days. In the meantime, the men’s team building, one of several separate buildings at our training ground, will remain closed. The rest of our training facility, Stamford Bridge and our other facilities are operating as normal.

“Callum displayed symptoms similar to a mild cold on Monday morning and has not been at the training ground since then as a precaution. However, his test came in positive this evening and he will undergo a period of self-isolation. 

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