- Kai Havertz did not feature for Chelsea in the Champions League against Rennes
- The 21-year-old has tested positive for coronavirus according to manager Frank Lampard
- Havertz has been immediately ordered into self-isolation
Kai Havertz has tested positive for the dreaded coronavirus according to the Chelsea manager Frank Lampard who disclosed this on Wednesday, November 4.
The Premier League club announced the information on social media hours before their Champions League clash against French club Rennes at the Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea who have 7 points from three Champions League games this season played the game against Rennes without the 21-year-old.
Chelsea confirmed the development in a tweet:
“Frank Lampard has confirmed Kai Havertz has tested positive for Covid-19. As a consequence the player is now undergoing a period of self-isolation and is not involved in tonight’s Champions League game versus Rennes.”
And this is coming barely 24-hours that the entire UK will be going into a fresh one month lockdown which will be imposed from the early hours of November 5, lasting until December 2.
There is continued rise in coronavirus cases in the country and the government is taking fresh measures to curb the spread.
The UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson made fresh announcements as regards the new set of guidelines similar to the one that was adopted when the country went into total lockdown earlier in the year, but has given a go-ahead for the Premier League to continue.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Pep Guardiola has expressed fears that the English Premier League could be witnessing yet another lockdown as a result of the rising cases of the coronavirus pandemic.
He said, as cited in Mirror:
"So if we have to play, we will play. But we don't want to be different from the rest of society when they have to close restaurants or close whatever.
"It's a position in which I am not involved. I want to be safe. I want to keep well for myself, for my family, my friends, for all England, all of the UK. But honestly I don't know."
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