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Petr Cech questions the logic behind Chilwell & Mount self-isolation

Tue 22 June 2021 | 14:35

Petr Cech has questioned the logic behind forcing Ben Chilwell and Mason Mount who tested negative for COVID-19 to self isolate for 10 days.

Two current

Chelsea

stars

Mason Mount

and

Ben Chilwell

have been forced to take in a period of self-isolation and stay away from the rest of Gareth Southgate’s squad as they were in contact with

Billy Gilmour

, who had tested positive for COVID-19 at the end of their game against

Scotland

at Wembley.

Questions have been asked as to why these two men who posted negative tests have been ruled out of their

Euro 2020

clash against the Czech Republic on Tuesday while those in the Scottish camp, who have been training alongside Gilmour every day, are free to continue going about their business.

Petr Cech

, who is now a technical and performances advisor at Chelsea, added his voice to those questioning the logic behind forcing Chilwell and Mount to self isolate for 10 days by posting on social media:

"Please could someone help me understand how it is possible Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell - both with negative tests - have to isolate after they got in contact with Billy Gilmour while the entire Scottish team who shared the dressing room, hotel, coach and plane while traveling, doing room and meeting room is allowed to play the game without any problem because they returned with the required negative tests?

"What is the difference between them returning the same test results? It is incomprehensible."

England

camp also stated:

"We can confirm that Ben Chilwell and Mason Mount must isolate up to and including next Monday [28 June]. This decision has been taken in consultation with Public Health England.

"The pair were confirmed overnight as close contacts of Scotland’s Billy Gilmour after his positive Covid-19 test following last Friday’s match.

"Chilwell and Mount will isolate and train individually in private areas at England’s training base St George’s Park, with the rest of the squad returning there after tonight’s fixture against the Czech Republic at Wembley.

"We will continue to follow all Covid-19 protocols and the UEFA testing regime while remaining in close contact with PHE.

"The entire England squad and staff had lateral flow tests on Monday and all were again negative, as was the case with Sunday’s UEFA pre-match PCR tests.

"Further tests will be carried out as and when appropriate."

England are already guaranteed a place in the last 16 of Euro 2020 but their next play is yet to be determined.


source: SportMob