The Premier League suspension is already having an affect on Chelsea’s Reece James.
Following news that Blues wonderkid Callum Hudson-Odoi tested positive for coronavirus, it was confirmed that there will be no professional football played in England until the beginning of April at the earliest.
As a result, two Chelsea games have been postponed.
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They were due to face Aston Villa away from home on Saturday evening, but that fixture along with the FA Cup quarter-final tie against Leicester City will have to be rearranged for a later date.
And for James the return of football can’t come soon enough.
Taking to social media around about the time he and his teammates were due to kick-off at Villa Park, he posted a four-word message via his Instagram stories to sum up his mood.
With the joker face paint on, James looking glum uploaded an image with the caption which reads: “Boredom at its finest”.
View the image – via Reddit – below.
James and most of the Chelsea squad are expected to return to the club’s training base at Cobham on Monday, following the coronavirus scare which resulted in head coach Frank Lampard and the players going into self-isolation
Goalkeeping coach Christophe Lollichon opened up on the issue in an interview with the Late Football Club, as per Get France Football News.
“Things started a little bit earlier [in the week], because there was a suspicion, there was an employee who was working at the training centre, who had symptoms that came quite close to that of coronavirus,” he said.
“When I arrived on Thursday morning, I was quickly told to head back home. We weren’t allowed to go to the training centre, training was cancelled as well.
“In theory, those due to be at the training centre to work [on Saturday], should be allowed to be there.
“The training centre…