It’s just been confirmed by Frank Lampard that Kai Havertz has coronavirus, and the football world reacted as you’d expect.
There were fans of other clubs laughing at Chelsea, and Chelsea fans despairing at the news. The positive test means the midfielder will now be out for 14 days – meaning that this weekend’s game against Sheffield United is out of the question as well as tonight’s fixture with Rennes.
As one fan on social media put it, it’s “not the news you want to hear as a Chelsea fan.”
On the other hand, it could be a lot worse. Havertz was in need of a rest anyway, and at least half of this enforced break will come in the international period.
Hopefully after all that he will be really refreshed and ready to play serious minutes through the winter. That’s the spin we’re putting on things, at least.
You can see a selection of the reaction from Twitter embedded below:
Chelsea FC Kai Havertz has tested positive for COVID and will miss the next two games
— Royal Rooters Podcast (@PodcastRoyal) November 4, 2020
Get well soon havertz ❤️
— …#EndSARS (@classyreyf) November 4, 2020
Timing a covid infection to ensure Havertz missies international duty? Frank Lampard has done it again
— Keir (@Kingkeir) November 4, 2020
Kai Havertz has tested positive to Covid -19…
Get well soon @kaihavertz29 and come back stronger 💪
— Aboyeji Olaosebikan (@T_SurgeMD) November 4, 2020
What happened to havertz?
— RJDP (@RJDP_NDVT) November 4, 2020
It’s not too late to remove Kai Havertz from your FPL. Just saying 😊
— TK (@i_amTeequay) November 4, 2020
Kai Havertz tested positive 🤦🏾♂️
— Moeketsi (@Moe_Muny) November 4, 2020
Get well soon Havertz
— Francis (@francisdohaman) November 4, 2020
Havertz gotz the Covidz
— G(r)AV(e) Oooooooo))) (@Birneybau) November 4, 2020
okay i just woke up, but kai havertz WHAT?!?!??!?
— 🍃 (@junkimmyeon) November 4, 2020
Havertz has Covid? Oh behave……