Chelsea vs Wolves update given as Covid-19 wreaks havoc with Premier League fixtures

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Chelsea’s game with Wolves is set to go ahead on Sunday despite Covid-19 outbreaks playing havoc with this weekend’s Premier League fixtures.

The Blues were held to a 1-1 draw with Everton at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday, a game that a handful of Chelsea players missed due to positive tests.

Romelu Lukaku, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Timo Werner are currently self-isolating for 10 days and will miss the trip to the west Midlands this weekend. Ben Chilwell also tested positive but would have been absent with an ACL injury.

Kai Havertz missed the clash with the Toffees with illness but had not returned a positive test before the game. Whether he will be fit to face Wolves remains to be seen.

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On Friday, Thomas Tuchel informed his pre-match press conference of the latest news.

“No more positive results at the moment,” the German said.

“But the lottery starts again tomorrow morning and tomorrow afternoon. We’re happy in the moment that Kai [Havertz] has more than one negative result. So he’s back in training, and let’s see.”

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When pushed on whether or not more clarity is needed on postponements, Tuchel remained coy.

“Clarity is always good, and transparency is always good in every subject,” he said.

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“I know the rules now, I did not get involved too early. I just read them and instantly forgot them, because there are many of them, what happens if and when. Of course there are rules and, that’s all I can say.”

Thankfully for Chelsea, however, their clash with Wolves looks set to go ahead as planned.

On Saturday evening, Tim Spiers of The Athletic took to Twitter to report that there currently no concerns over the match not going.

“Told there are no current doubts over tomorrow’s game against Chelsea going ahead,” the Wolves reporter said.

“Obviously a changeable and potentially fast-moving situation but all OK at this moment.”

Source by Football London

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