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Chelsea issue Mason Mount warning after midfielder breaks coronavirus self-isolation protocol

Mason Mount has been reminded of the importance of self-isolation by Chelsea after he played football with friends, including West Ham United’s Declan Rice, at a five-a-side centre in north London at the weekend.

The England midfielder is meant to be in self-isolation, along with the rest of his team-mates, after Callum Hudson-Odoi tested positive for covid-19 in the early hours of last Friday morning.

Mount has not shown any symptoms but had already been told to stay at home along with the rest of his team-mates.

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The 21-year-old, however, was pictured enjoying a game on an all-weather surface at the Trent Park football centre near Barnet.

As a result he and the rest of Chelsea’s first-team squad have again been reminded of the need to self-isolate.

Mount is understood to have apologised to Frank Lampard for ignoring the advice. The head coach is also self-isolating and has been communicating with his players and staff by phone.

The club’s Cobham training ground has been closed, a deep clean has taken place and the players have been given individual fitness programmes to use at home.

Several players have posted clips on social media of them working out, including Hudson-Odoi.

The teenager, who had been out with a hamstring injury, is recovering well having displayed symptoms of coronavirus last week. A tweet posted on the official club feed showed him using an exercise bike at home.

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Chelsea during the break

Chelsea would have been flying to Munich this afternoon for the second leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie against Bayern Munich.

Uefa are meeting today to discuss the future of the competition, the Europa League and this summer’s European Championship, which is likely to be postponed to the summer of 2021.

Rice, meanwhile, has not been required to self-isolate and West Ham’s manager David Moyes is no longer under a precautionary protocol having shaken hands with Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta, who has tested…

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