Chelsea’s Kai Havertz Tests Positive For COVID-19
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has on Wednesday, November 3 confirmed that midfielder Kai Havertz has tested positive for COVID-19.
As a result, the Germany international has entered self-isolation and was left out of Chelsea’s team for their Champions League clash with Rennes on Wednesday.
A statement from the club partly reads,
Frank Lampard has confirmed Kai Havertz has tested positive for Covid-19.
As a consequence the player is now undergoing a period of self-isolation and is not involved in tonight’s Champions League game versus Rennes.
Havertz will also miss Chelsea’s match against Sheffield United on Saturday while he also appears likely to miss out on Germany‘s upcoming trio of matches as well
The midfielder moved to the Blues from Bayer Leverkusen for an initial fee of £70 million ($104m) in the summer transfer window.
Although he has managed four goals and three assists across his first 10 appearances for the Blues, Havertz has come in for some criticism over a perceived lack of influence in the final third.
Three of Havertz’s four goals thus far came in a single match – a 6-0 Carabao Cup thrashing of second-tier Barnsely in September.
While Havertz has taken some time to adjust to the Premier League, his team-mate for club and country Timo Werner has backed the talented midfielder to eventually show his best form at Stamford Bridge.