Chelsea confirm eight players in coronavirus quarantine

Will Ford

Chelsea have eight players missing pre-season training as a coronavirus outbreak has forced them into quarantine.

The Blues have confirmed that a number of their players have tested positive for Covid-19 and will self isolate to limit the spread of the disease in accordance with Government guidelines.

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Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham, Christian Pulisic and Fikayo Tomori are all understood to be in self-isolation after they were pictured on holiday on the Greek island of Mykonos before pre-season training began last weekend.

Jorginho, Ross Barkley, Emerson and Michy Batshuayi are also reported to be staying away from Chelsea’s Cobham training ground.

Chelsea have not revealed which of the eight have tested positive, but The Telegraph report six players have the virus while the other two are quarantining becuase of close contact with those affected.

All the players took coronavirus tests last week ahead of their planned return to pre-season training.