Chelsea star Kai Havertz tests positive for coronavirus

Chelsea star Kai Havertz tests positive for coronavirus

Chelsea FC v FC Sevilla: Group E - UEFA Champions League

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 20: Kai Havertz of Chelsea FC looks on during the UEFA Champions League Group E stage match between Chelsea FC and Sevilla FC at Stamford Bridge on October 20, 2020 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Mateo Villalba/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

Chelsea forward Kai Havertz is out of tonight’s Champions League clash against Rennes after testing positive for Covid-19, Frank Lampard has confirmed.

The German was a notable omission from Cheslea’s 18-man squad to face the Ligue 1 side at Stamford Bridge and his absence left supporters fearing he had sustained an injury.

However, Lampard confirmed to the media before the game that the former Bayer Leverkusen attacker has tested positive for coronavirus and is currently self-isolating.

Speaking to the media, Lampard confirmed that the German recorded a positive test and he’s already begun his obligatory fortnight of self-isolation.

Though the guidelines require a fortnight in quarantine, Havertz will not be able to feature again until he tests negative.

In his absence, Lampard named Hakim Ziyech, Tammy Abraham and Timo Werner in attack.

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