Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has revealed Romelu Lukaku, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Timo Werner and Ben Chilwell have all tested positive for Covid-19.
All five players were not in the squad to face Everton on Thursday night as Tuchel named the team for Toffees’ test.
“Kai feels unwell, he’s not positive yet but we’re waiting for test results and we decided to not bring him to the squad,” Tuchel said of Havertz’s absence this evening.
“We did some extra tests at 12 o’clock today to make sure who would arrive at lunch. From there we had to pick the team. Would it be the same line-up? I don’t know. The situation started yesterday with the players feeling unwell and not training.
“We had to confirm the flow tests and wait for the PCR results. The results are the results and the situation is the situation. We still have a strong squad and one we want to push forward, and that should be able to compete. Like always, we focus on the guys who are there.”
Kai Havertz is feeling unwell too and is awaiting a test result.