The Premier League, FA and EFL have confirmed that all professional football matches will be postponed until at least April 3.
Chelsea have been one of the clubs massively effected by the coronavirus outbreak, with the club confirming overnight that Callum Hudson-Odoi had tested positive for the virus.
The club’s Cobham training ground was partially shut down, while the first team players and coaching staff have been told to self isolate, in accordance with government procedure.
Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta was also confirmed to have tested positive, sparking an emergency meeting of the Premier League this morning.
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The Premier League now suspended until at least the beginning of April, it means that the Blues will not have pressure on their self isolation.
UEFA announced that the Blues’s Champions League last 16 second leg tie at Bayern Munich has also been postponed.
The Blues were expected to face Leicester City in the FA Cup next weekend, however that will not go ahead either.
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“The FA, Premier League, EFL and Barclays FA Women’s Super League, and FA Women’s Championship, have collectively agreed to postpone all professional games in England until April 3,” a statement read.
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