Football: Mateo Kovacic tests positive for COVID-19 while injuries mount for Chelsea

Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic is separating subsequent to testing positive for COVID-19 in front of their last Champions League bunch game at Zenit St Petersburg while four different players are out harmed, supervisor Thomas Tuchel said on Tuesday.

Kovacic, who has five association helps, was back in dispute interestingly since October after a thigh injury controlled the Croatia global out of Chelsea’s last eight games in all rivalries.

“Mateo was in preparing yesterday with a major grin and (it)was unadulterated joy to have him back, however he tried positive today for COVID-19 and is secluding,” Tuchel told columnists in front of Wednesday’s down.

I knew that this (more COVID-19 cases) could occur and I’m unsettled with regards to it, as an administrator as well as personally. Yet, this is the thing that the truth is right now, so we must be prepared to adjust and get individuals’ wellbeing.”

Ben Chilwell, N’Golo Kante (both knee), Trevoh Chalobah (thigh) and Jorginho (back issue) are likewise precluded for Wednesday’s down.

Kai Havertz limped off at halftime during their 3-2 Premier League rout at West Ham United at the end of the week, yet the German was back in preparing on Tuesday.

Tuchel said Chelsea have “an intense over-burden” because of wounds and a feverish timetable, with the group because of play six more matches in all contests this month after they get back from Russia.

“Because of wounds in certain positions, similar to focal midfield, we battle, yet the game tomorrow isn’t an issue as far as being over-burden,” Tuchel added.

“The issue is the following match on Saturday (against Leeds United) in light of the fact that we will lose time to rest, show up back from the beginning Thursday… Then we face an extreme group in Leeds who have arranged to play this match.”

Chelsea have as of now qualified for the Champions League’s knockout stages and are tied on 12 focuses with Juventus at the highest point of Group H. The London club can complete as gathering pioneers assuming that they match or better Juventus’ outcome against Malmo.

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