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Report: Eight Chelsea players currently in quarantine

Chelsea quarantine

WATFORD, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 02: Tammy Abraham of Chelsea celebrates with Christian Pulisic after scoring his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Watford FC and Chelsea FC at Vicarage Road on November 02, 2019 in Watford, United Kingdom. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

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Chelsea quarantine news: At least four Chelsea players have tested positive for COVID-19 and at least four others, including Christian Pulisic, are undergoing periods of self-isolation as the club continues its preseason preparations for the upcoming Premier League season, according to a report from the Guardian.

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The report states that “a number of Frank Lampard’s players” tested positive for the virus upon returning to training last week, and that at least four others are quarantining after returning from the Greek island of Mykonos.

It is unclear at this point which players, if any, tested positive and which players are simply following basic protocols after returning from abroad, but the players mentioned by the Guardian are Pulisic, Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount, Fikayo Tomori, Emerson, Michy Batshuayi, Ross Barkley and Jorginho.

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Mykonos is not on the list of places which require people re-entering the UK to self-isolate, but it is believed that Chelsea are playing it safe in this instance.

Abraham and Mount are still expected to report for England duty next week, with manager Gareth Southgate fully apprised of the Chelsea quarantine situation prior to selecting his squad.

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