Several Chelsea players have not returned for pre-season training after testing positive for COVID-19, according to reports.
Chelsea did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment but the Telegraph report that players who are in quarantine are Jorginho, Ross Barkley, Emerson, Michy Batshuayi, Mason Mount, Fikayo Tomori, Tammy Abraham and Christian Pulisic.
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The report adds that six players are thought to have contracted the virus while two others are self-isolating due to contact with one of the infected players.
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 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 September 14.
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