EPL: Chelsea Star Hudson-Odoi Tests Positive For Coronavirus

A statement on the club website read: “Chelsea men’s team player Callum Hudson-Odoi had a positive test result for Coronavirus. The good news is that Callum is said to be doing well and looking forward to returning to the training ground as soon as it is possible.

England star Hudson-Odoi, 19, is the first Premier League player publicly confirmed to have the virus, which has so far infected at least 596 and killed 10 in the UK.

A number of other Premier League teams have sent players away to self-isolate, with Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers confirming THREE players had symptoms.

Read full Chelsea statement Here: “Chelsea men’s team player Callum Hudson-Odoi had a positive test result for Coronavirus returned this evening.

“Chelsea personnel who had recent close contact with the player in the men’s team building will now self-isolate in line with Government health guidelines. These will include initially the full men’s team squad, coaching staff and a number of backroom staff.

“It is expected that those who did not have close contact with Callum will return to work in the coming days. In the meantime, the men’s team building, one of several separate buildings at our training ground, will remain closed. The rest of our training facility, Stamford Bridge and our other facilities are operating as normal.

“Callum displayed symptoms similar to a mild cold on Monday morning and has not been at the training ground since then as a precaution.

“However, his test came in positive this evening and he will undergo a period of self-isolation.