Lampard reveals Kai Havertz was disappointed to miss Rennes game

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Kai Havertz wasn’t part of the squad that played against Rennes, as the summer signing tested positive to coronavirus.

Kai Havertz tested positive on Monday and was already showing slight symptoms of the virus before the game against Rennes.

After the match, Lampard revealed that he spoke to the £72million signing, revealing that his symptoms have worsensed compared to the beginning of the week.

As expected, Kai Havertz was disappointed not to play the game, the Blues boss revealed.

“It showed up in the UEFA testing on Monday,” Lampard said. “We retested yesterday when we found out. Clearly everyone else in the squad is negative, so that is a good sign. I’ve spoke to Kai a couple of times since we found out.

“He’s at home, he’s isolating and he was very disappointed because he wants to play. He had some minor symptoms yesterday, his symptoms have escalated slightly today but he is fine. I spoke to him two hours before the game today and he’s disappointed to be out.

“He’s trying to do all the right things. It’s just one of those things in the modern day with where we’re at. Hopefully he isolates, does the right things and comes back firing.”

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