Chelsea to re-open the academy on Wednesday after clearing up Covid-19 cases

The Chelsea youth academy has been closed for the last ten days and a deep clean of the estates has been underway.

This was due to an outbreak of Covid-19 cases at the training centre with up to 20 players testing positive for the virus.

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It did not affect the first team due to being in a separate bubble, which ended up being a very wise move by Chelsea keeping the first team totally separate from the youth players.

There have been no reports of any of the players becoming too ill with the virus, so thankfully everything looks to have passed without drama.

The academy centre will re-open it’s doors tomorrow, Liam Twomey from The Athletic has confirmed.

However, this weekend’s Premier League 2 match against Southampton has been pushed back from Friday to Sunday to give players time to resume training.

Great news for the lads, who will be eager to get back playing!