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Chelsea academy closes due to COVID-19 outbreak

Tue 12 January 2021 | 8:48

Twenty players in Chelsea academy have tested positive for coronavirus.

The London Blues are one of the

Premier League

clubs whose academy has been infected by the coronavirus; where test results show a large number of

Chelsea

academy players have tested positive for COVID-19.

Reports suggest that Chelsea academy is undergoing a thorough clean-up and a new decision will be made by the end of the week, by which time the players and staff will be in full quarantine.

However, it seems unlikely that the corona crisis at Chelsea's youth academy will affect

Frank Lampard

's team as well, as they practice quite separately and there will be no problem with that.

Of course, it is said that several players from this academy were added to Chelsea's first team for the third round of the FA Cup, but it is believed that they were not exposed to the virus at the time.

Chelsea boss,

Frank Lampard

has also asked the clubs to follow government's guidelines regarding coronavirus.

"I am not sure where the responsibility lies between the clubs or the FA,"

he said

"My feeling is clubs should have in-house policies to deal with it which is probably guided by the Premier League and the FA.

"If people break the sanctions then they should clearly be punished because we are asking every person in the UK to follow rules and the players have to follow similar rules and within the workplace to align with the FA rules and regulations."

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