Several Chelsea players reportedly test positive for COVID-19

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 22: Sadio Mane of Liverpool battles for possession with N'Golo Kante of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Liverpool FC at Stamford Bridge on September 22, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 22: Sadio Mane of Liverpool battles for possession with N’Golo Kante of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Liverpool FC at Stamford Bridge on September 22, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Several Chelsea players have not returned for pre-season training after testing positive for COVID-19, according to reports in British media.

Players who test positive have to self isolate for 10 days and return a negative coronavirus test before they can take part in training.

Sheffield United, Brighton & Hove Albion and West Ham United were among the other Premier League clubs to report positive COVID-19 cases in recent weeks, the Times said.

Frank Lampard’s side, who finished fourth last season, kick off their campaign against Brighton on Sept 14.