Report of a positive Covid-19 test in a German camp that could affect three Chelsea stars

Reports in Germany claim that there was a positive case of coronavirus at the camp ahead of Die Mannschaft’s World Cup qualifiers against Iceland tonight.

German publication BILD said that the player who tested Covid-19 positively was Gladbach’s Jonas Hoffman.

Chelsea currently have three players in the German squad for World Cup qualifiers in the next six days – Antonio Rudigre, Kai Havertz and Tim Werner.

It is believed that the German players were told to stay in the rooms of their hotel and that the training was canceled this morning before tonight’s match with Iceland.

It is not yet known whether the match, which should be played at the MSV-Arena in Duisburg, will be continued.

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BILD reports that players are likely to pass faster testing with a decision on whether Thursday’s game will go further in Group J of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel admitted earlier this month that he had concerns about players traveling around the world while we are still in the midst of a coronavirus pandemic.

However, no Chelsea player will travel to countries that are currently on the “red list” of Great Britain, which means that everyone who arrives from those countries will have to be quarantined in a hotel for ten days.

Tuchel said: “I am absolutely concerned because my goal is to play in the Premier League and if I have players in quarantine, I cannot build the group we want.

“This is a risk and I am absolutely worried about this situation. But I’m also sure the club knows how to deal with that.

“If it may be a consequence that the players cannot go, then it is a consequence. This situation is extraordinary. We have to adapt and we will do that as a club and we will make those decisions when decisions are made.

“We’re very worried about the situation.”