Chelsea midfielder Kai Havertz tests positive for coronavirus and misses Champions League clash with Rennes as he begins self-isolation period
- Frank Lampard confirmed Kai Havertz has tested positive for the coronavirus
- The 21-year-old is currently self-isolating at home in compliance with protocols
- Jorginho stepped into Chelsea’s midfield for the Group E meeting with Rennes
Kai Havertz missed Chelsea’s Champions League clash with Rennes at Stamford Bridge after testing positive for Covid-19.
The Germany playmaker has started self-isolation, so Jorginho stepped into Chelsea’s midfield for the Group E meeting with Rennes.
Chelsea returned a number of positive Covid tests after their short break between the end of last season and the start of the new term.
Chelsea ace Kai Havertz missed Wednesday’s match after testing positive for COVID-19
The Blues kept the identities of those players under wraps, but have now had to confirm Havertz’s situation, with the 21-year-old now out of action.
‘Frank Lampard has confirmed Kai Havertz has tested positive for Covid-19,’ Chelsea confirmed on social media.
‘As a consequence the player is now undergoing a period of self-isolation and is not involved in tonight’s Champions League game versus Rennes.’
Tammy Abraham, Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech again formed a three-pronged attack for the Blues for the midweek Champions League encounter.
Frank Lampard suffered a significant blow after Havertz was ruled out of Rennes clash
‘It’s significant because he’s tested positive for Covid in the testing going into this game,’ Lampard told BT Sport.
‘So he’s come away from the squad, he’s in isolation as the doctor’s orders are and we move on. He isolates for that period and we’re wishing him well at home.
‘Everybody has been tested as a whole squad since and we have negative tests, so it’s hopefully a case of we’re taking, everyone is negative and we move on in the short term.’