Coronavirus Outbreak: Blackburn Rovers captain, two Fulham players test positive for COVID-19
The EFL said in a statement on Thursday that three people from two clubs had returned positive results out of 1,030 tests conducted
Blackburn Rovers skipper Elliott Bennett and two Fulham players have tested positive for the disease caused by the novel coronavirus in the latest batch of tests conducted by the English Football League (EFL).
The EFL said in a statement on Thursday that three people from two clubs had returned positive results out of 1,030 tests conducted.
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Rovers said Bennett tested negative on 22 May but took a second test on Monday that provided a positive result, and added that the 31-year-old was asymptomatic and feeling no ill effects.
Their Championship (second-tier) rivals Fulham said two of their players had tested positive and were self-isolating.
Liverpool would prefer next week’s away fixture against Manchester City to be held at the Etihad Stadium and not moved to a neutral venue due to the COVID-19 situation, manager Jurgen Klopp has said.
Third-placed Leicester have picked up just two points from their last three Premier League games and crashed out of the FA Cup last week after a 1-0 defeat by Chelsea in the quarter-finals.
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As a result of the breach, Watford were forced to omit Gray and team-mates Nathaniel Chalobah and Domingos Quina from the squad for their weekend’s match in the Premier League against Southampton as a precaution.