Chelsea cancel pre-season friendly

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Chelsea have cancelled their pre-season friendly with Irish side Drogheda a couple of hours before the planned kick-off.

Ahead of kickoff, it is believed that one Chelsea player tested positive to Covid-19, and the Blues have informed the Ireland Premier Division outfit that the game would have to be called off as a precautionary note.

“Earlier today, we had a possible positive Covid case which we are investigating,” the club statement reads.

“The individual has been isolated from the rest of the group. We also decided, as a precaution, to cancel tonight’s behind closed doors game against Drogheda.”

Chelsea defeated Peterborough 6-1 in the club’s only pre-season game so far, and Tuchel with the second game cancelled, Tuchel made the call to hold a second training session without the player who tested positive to Covid, who is now isolating away from the rest of his team-mates.

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