Thursday, March 12, 2020

Chelsea cancel first-team training as Corona virus intensifies

Chelsea were forced to cancel first-team training on Thursday as their Cobham Training Centre underwent a deep clean to reduce risks posed by coronavirus.

The Blues have also tested all their players for the virus while Stamford Bridge has also undergone a deep clean following the club's 4-0 win over Everton on Sunday.

Frank Lampard and his players are scheduled to return to training on Friday and conduct their pre-match activities, including a press conference and media interviews, as normal ahead of their away trip to face Aston Villa on Saturday.

There are now 590 positive cases of the Covid-19 virus in the UK while the death toll has risen to 10 with the World Health Organisation (WHO) having upgraded the status of the crisis to a pandemic on Wednesday.

Though it is understood that none of Chelsea's players have shown any symptoms of coronavirus, they are doing all they can to stop the spread of the illness.

It remains to be seen if the blues premier league clash away to Aston Villa on Saturday will still go ahead.

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