English Premier League side Chelsea FC have confirmed that Germany international Kai Havertz has tested positive for Covid-19.
As a consequence the player is now undergoing a period of self-isolation and is not involved in tonight’s UEFA Champions League game versus Stade Rennes.
“Kai has tested positive for Covid in the testing going into this game so he has come away from the squad, he is in isolation as the doctor’s orders are and we move on,” said Chelsea manager Frank Lampard. “He isolates for that period and we are wishing him well.”
“We are taking the precautions we take. Everybody has been tested, the whole squad since, and we have had negative tests, and hopefully it is a case of taking Kai out, everyone is negative and we move on in the short-term.”
Kai Havertz is set to miss not only the upcoming matches for Chelsea FC but also likely the Germany international games later this month.