“We start from scratch again” – Tuchel confirms Chelsea midfielder has tested positive for Covid-19

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has revealed he intended playing Chelsea midfielder Lewis Baker in the Carabao Cup game against Brentford on Wednesday but the midfielder has tested positive for Covid-19.

Chelsea already have 9 players out due to Covid-19 and injuries ahead of the Carabao Cup quarter-final game against Brentford.

Tuchel said: “We planned a squad with Lewis Baker from the academy and now he is positive so we can start from scratch. This is what we do right now. The players arrive in the next hour.

“The players arrive from training in the late afternoon. Right now, we prepare for the match to be played even to plan training is pretty exciting. Even until the last hour, you don’t know which players will arrive.”

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