Chelsea’s Hudson-Odoi becomes first Premier League player with coronavirus
Chelsea’s English midfielder Callum Hudson-Odoi reacts during the English FA Cup fourth round football match between Chelsea and Sheffield Wednesday at Stamford Bridge in London. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP)
Chelsea’s players and coaching staff were ordered into isolation as Callum Hudson-Odoi became the first Premier League player confirmed to have the new coronavirus late on Thursday.
The news casts the viability of this weekend’s games further into doubt after Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta tested positive, also throwing their team into lockdown.
“Chelsea men’s team player Callum Hudson-Odoi had a positive test result for coronavirus returned this evening,” a club statement said.