- Frank Lampard has insisted that the match between Chelsea and Man City will go on as planned
- The English manager revealed some staff of the club tested positive but no player contracted the disease
- Man City also had five of their players and staff return positive from their test results in the past
Frank Lampard has confirmed that some Chelsea staff have tested positive for the deadly coronavirus disease ahead of their Premier League clash with Man City.
The Blues boss also revealed that no player was infested and the much-anticipated clash with Pep Guardiola's side will go on as scheduled.
The west London club will be welcoming the Citizens to Stamford Bridge on Sunday, January 2, as both sides look to move into the top five spots.
City's clash with Everton was recently postponed due to positive test results but Lampard has confirmed that the match is still on.
Speaking to media earlier, he was quoted by The Sun:
“At the moment, the game is on.
“We have had a couple ourselves (positive tests) but not on the playing staff.”
Five of Guardiola's men tested positive for the virus including Kyle Walker and Gabriel Jesus.
City's training ground has been shut after more players and members of staff were then confirmed to have the virus
However, the Citizens released a statement about some players making recoveries and the reopening of their training ground.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Chelsea legend Chris Sutton has predicted a bad ending for Frank Lampard with the way things are going with the Blues.
The former Blues striker believes the club are currently in crisis with the run of five games with just a win.
The west London club had one point in the season gone 14 matches without a defeat in all competitions but it seems their titles chances are going up in the smoke.
Legit.ng also reported that Frank Lampard believes Chelsea would have got the result against Aston Villa if it were to be a month ago and admitted his side are going through a difficult period, Mirror.
Anwar El Ghazi canceled out Olivier Giroud's first-half strike to leave the Blues with just a win in their last five matches.
Lampard's men failed to dislodge Man United in fourth position on the Premier League table as Villa climbed above them in fifth.
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