Callum Hudson-Odoi has become the first Premier League player to test positive for Coronavirus.
The 19-year-old was showing flu-like symptoms on Monday morning and has been absent from the club since, according to a statement released by Chelsea overnight. Anyone who has been in close contact with CHO has been told to self-isolate, and the club’s game with Aston Villa this weekend is now facing postponement.
CHO took to Instagram this morning to provide an upbeat update on his current situation:
Calteck’s positive diagnosis for COVID-19 comes just hours after Mikel Arteta was also found to be suffering from the illness. The Premier League will now hold an emergency meeting on Friday morning to decide the fate of the season, with pressure building for play to be suspended.