Chelsea players send message to Hudson-Odoi

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In the early hours of Friday morning it was confirmed that Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi has tested positive for COVID-19, and as a result Frank Lampard, the coaching staff and senior squad have all self-isolated.

Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoi became the first Premier League player to be diagnosed with coronavirus, after testing positive to the virus on Thursday.

In a video post on Twitter he said: “Hi guys, as you may be aware I had the virus for the last couple of days, which I’ve recovered from I’m following the health guidelines and self-isolating myself from everybody for the week, hope to see everybody soon and be back on the pitch very soon.

“Take care.”

The likes of Pedro, Billy Gilmour, Reece James, Antonio Rudiger and Willy Caballero all replied to his post with some words to strengthen the youngster.

Meanwhile, Chelsea FC released a statement, thus: “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.

“Despite testing positive for the virus, Callum is doing well and looking forward to returning to the training ground as soon as it is possible.”

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