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Three Chelsea players test positive for COVID-19 ahead of Everton clash

Chelsea have suffered a setback ahead of the Premier League game against Everton with three senior players testing positive for coronavirus.

The Blues are scheduled to face the Toffees at Stamford Bridge later today, but it appears there has been a disruption with a COVID-19 outbreak.

As many as three players have tested positive for coronavirus. It is reported that two of them were due to feature against the Toffees this evening.

As things stand, the game is scheduled to go on unless there are other positive cases that could force the postponement of the fixture.

The Premier League has been hit by several COVID-19 cases this month. There were 42 positive reports last week, and the numbers are increasing.

Brentford boss Thomas Frank has urged the league’s governing body to postpone the weekend’s fixtures such that the transmission can be contained.

That appears unlikely to happen at the moment, but the stance could change with almost every club reporting cases among players and staff members.

Chelsea are currently third in the league standings, five points behind leaders Manchester City. They will fancy their chances of closing the gap with a win against the Toffees.

Everton have picked up just five points from the last 10 league games and have a dreadful record at Stamford Bridge with no league wins since November 1994.

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