Thomas Tuchel’s gamers are making ready for the forthcoming marketing campaign at a camp simply exterior of Dublin and had been attributable to face Drogheda behind closed doorways this night.
Nonetheless, one member of Chelsea’s social gathering – who stays unnamed – returned a constructive check forward of kick-off and the Blues knowledgeable the League of Eire Premier Division outfit the sport must be known as off as a consequence.
Tuchel as a substitute made the decision to carry a second coaching session with out the participant in query, who’s now isolating away from the remainder of his team-mates.
‘Earlier at this time, we had a attainable constructive Covid case which we’re investigating,’ a Chelsea spokesperson stated.
‘The person has been remoted from the remainder of the group.
‘We additionally determined, as a precaution, to cancel tonight’s behind closed doorways sport towards Drogheda.’
Chelsea put six objectives previous Peterborough United of their opening pre-season sport on the weekend and Hakim Ziyech stole the present with a hat-trick within the one-sided pleasant at Cobham.
Tammy Abraham, Christian Pulisic and Armando Broja additionally received on the scoresheet towards Chelsea’s Championship opposition.
Tuchel’s males subsequent head to the Vitality Stadium to face Bournemouth earlier than taking up Arsenal and Tottenham in The Thoughts Sequence subsequent month.
After going through Europa League winners Villarreal within the UEFA Tremendous Cup in Belfast, Chelsea return dwelling to kick-off their top-flight marketing campaign versus Crystal Palace on August 14.