In a statement on December 16, Chelsea reported that Romelu lukaku, Timmo Werner and Callum Hudson-Odoi had to be quarantined due to testing positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). All were being analyzed day by day by the club’s medical department.
Seven days later, the club reported that the Belgian striker tested negative and will be back to training for the London team, which is preparing for its match against Aston Villa on ‘Boxing Day’, a special day for him. English football every December 26th.
Chelsea receive good news amid increasing cases of positives in various teams around the world. However, Tuchel asks that they respect the decisions of some footballers who do not want to be vaccinated. “We cannot force people to get vaccinated and I will not change my opinion about it. I am vaccinated. I made the decision for myself and that’s it. I’m not the type to comment, I’m not the expert here “said the DT at a press conference.
Due to the infections in several teams, it was requested that the tournament be paralyzed, but the request was rejected. “We have six injured and five players sick with COVID-19”Revealed Everton coach Rafael Benítez.
In addition, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and his Tottenham colleague Antonio Conte advocated a reduction to one match in the first leg of the Liverpool-Arsenal and Tottenham-Chelsea English League Cup semi-finals. January to release the overloaded calendar.
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