Chelsea midfielder Kai Havertz has come down with coronavirus.
He missed the Rennes match for the Champions League clash on Sunday after his test results came back positive. Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has confirmed this news.
Havertz shall also be out of the Sheffield United clash on Saturday, along with any upcoming Germany games.
The midfielder, only 21, has been taking some time to get used to being with the Blues but fellow teammate Timo Werner believes he will come out on top soon.
“I know Kai very well and I think he is one of the most talented players in the whole world,” the Chelsea striker said ahead of the match against Rennes.
“He is a young boy, only 21 and he can learn a lot but can already play like a very, very old and wise player. I think up until now he feels very well here.
“A bit like me, we have talked a lot about settling in and he feels he is very happy to be here. In a lot of games he has shown what he can do, what he can bring to the team.
“For Kai it is very important to score, but I think what you can see in his game, he is about a lot more than scoring goals as a midfield player. He plays a lot of key passes, makes a lot of movement for other players.
“He is very talented and feels good. He will get better and better, like me he has come to a new country, language and style of football and has to learn, but until now he plays very good and we will see a lot more good games from him.”