Chelsea Hudson-Odoi who displayed cold symptoms on Monday morning and has stayed away from the club since then. His test result was returned on Thursday night making him the first Premier League player to contract the virus.

The winger tweeted: “As you may be aware, I’ve had the virus for the last couple of days, which I’ve recovered from.

“I’m feeling fine. Following the health guidelines and self-isolating myself from everybody for the week. I hope to see everybody soon and hopefully be back on the pitch very soon.”

It was confirmed on Friday morning that the Premier League games had been postponed until April 4. Frank Lampard’s team had been due to play at Aston Villa on Saturday.

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