Corona Virus Hits Premier League Hard - Chelsea Call Off Training, Leicester Quarantines Players
March. 12, 2020
Leicester have three players in self-isolation due to coronavirus fears while Chelsea have reportedly cancelled Thursday's first team training session due to what is described as 'a major scare' from someone close to the squad.
Reports are saying that, as of Thursday lunchtime, the person is yet to be officially diagnosed with coronavirus but has a fever and a dry cough. Chelsea's Cobham training base is undergoing a deep clean as a precaution.
Chelsea are scheduled to play Aston Villa at Villa Park in Saturday's late kick-off in the Premier League.
Meanwhile, Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers said three of his players have self-isolated after showing symptoms. Leicester play Watford in Saturday's early Premier league encounter.
'We've had a few players that have shown symptoms and signs (of coronavirus),' Rodgers said at his Thursday press conference. 'We've followed procedures and (as a precaution) they have been kept away from the squad.'
Another Premier League club also have three players isolated amid fears they have contracted coronavirus.
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