Chelsea midfielder Kai Havertz has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating.
Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard confirmed Havertz’s positive test ahead of their Champions League victory over Rennes on Wednesday, and afterwards revealed that the midfielder was suffering symptoms of the virus.
“Kai’s showed up in the UEFA testing on Monday, so we re-tested them yesterday and everyone else is negative in the squad, so that’s a good sign,” Lampard said.
“I’ve spoken to Kai a couple of times, he’s very disappointed because he just wants to play.
His symptoms escalated slightly today but he’s fine, and just disappointed to be out..
“It’s just one of those things, but hopefully the isolating will help.”
Frank Lampard has confirmed Kai Havertz has tested positive for Covid-19. As a consequence the player is now undergoing a period of self-isolation and is not involved in tonight’s Champions League game versus Rennes.#CHEREN
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) November 4, 2020
Havertz’s positive test came just hours before England entered a four-week lockdown, during which elite sport has been given the green light to continue.