Thomas Tuchel confirms positive COVID-19 test for Jorginho

Six first-team Chelsea players are currently in isolation.

Chelsea starters such as Romelu Lukaku, Kai Havertz, Timo Werner, Callum Hudson-Odoi, and Ben Chilwell have tested positive for Covid earlier this week.

After Chelsea’s draw against Wolves, Tuchel has confirmed that Jorginho has also tested positive for the coronavirus and believes the situation needs to be handled more maturely.

Tuchel said: “We were struggling with the preparation because we had several consecutive days with positive Covid tests and then we travelled together for three hours with the team, we had dinner together we had another positive test with Jorginho.

“People are worried because they were on the same bus and had the same dinner. Obviously it was not enough to postponement the match and we had to play but you cannot demand 100% focus otherwise it would be stupid to normally focus if you can do this without being calm. It was everything else but calm.

“I don’t care so much about the next games I just care about the next tests and the health of the players. Today we let Kovacic play 30 minutes one day after 10 days of Covid. We make him play, who takes responsibility for that? We have Kanté one training session, Chalobah with two training sessions and maybe another injury. It is like this. We need to keep on going if they say we need to keep going.”


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