Premier League hit with 14 coronavirus cases across 12 pre-season training camps

Premier League hit with 14 coronavirus cases across 12 pre-season training camps

- Premier League is billed to return for the 2020/2021 season on September 12

- Latest reports have it that 14 positive coronavirus cases have been confirmed among clubs

- There are fears that the number of cases may rise as players are seen holidaying with each other

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Premier League is scheduled to return for a new season on September 12, but latest updates across team camps during the pre-season revealed that there are 14 confirmed cases already.

UK outlet Telegraph are reporting that 12 clubs have been hit by the infection and there are fears that the number could rise in the coming days as players are seen holidaying together.

Although the figures are reported unofficial, the Premier League body is expected to regularly announce latest figures when the season starts.

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Clubs are said to be worried as players are seen partying together including Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli who was snapped with James Maddison and Jack Grealish in Ibiza.

Also, Chelsea’s Mason Mount was pictured together with long-time friend and Blues’ target Declan Rice on the Island of Mykonos in Greece including Christian Pulisic and Fikayo Tomori.

Premier League hit with 14 mystery coronavirus cases across 12 pre-season training camps

Premier League hit with 14 mystery coronavirus cases. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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Blues star Danny Drinkwater also hung out with his former Leicester colleague Ben Chilwell.

Meanwhile, champions Liverpool have recorded their first coronavirus case ahead of their pre-season training camp.

The Merseyside outfit is currently in Austria in a bid to get their preparation for the 2020-21 season off to a good start.

They, however, suffered a major setback on Tuesday, August 18, after one of the members of staff tested positive for the deadly coronavirus.

SunSport quoting Daily Mirror reported that the Reds will not stop their training schedule despite the COVID-19 diagnosis. The club's spokesperson has neither confirmed nor denied the report.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that opening day fixtures for the 2020/21 Premier League season has reportedly been leaked with just four weeks to the start of the new season with Liverpool as the reigning champions.

After waiting for thirty years, Liverpool finally made their fans happy by winning the 2019/20 Premier League season in what was a big achievement for Jurgen Klopp.

Premier League chiefs are planning to release the official fixtures from next week so that fans can have the feelings of what they are up to ahead of the coming term.

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