Chelsea’s WSL game against West Ham was called off due to COVID-19.
Chelsea confirmed that their women’s Super League game against West Ham United on Sunday was postponed because of a COVID-19 infection in their team.
Manchester City’s match against Reading is also being postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Chelsea was eliminated from the Women’s Champions League following a 4-0 to VfL Wolfsburg on Thursday.
More incidents were discovered after the team returned home, which led to the postponement of the match at West Ham fixture.
“The decision was reached by both teams as well as the FA following a string of positive COVID-19 tests were confirmed within the Chelsea FC Women’s team set-up following the conclusion of the last round of testing upon returning in the UK,” the club stated in the form of a statement.
“Those affected were immediately placed in an isolation period for themselves as per Public Health England and Government guidelines. However, the safety and health of our athletes, staff team members, and supporters remain the top priority.”
The coach Emma Hayes said following the Wolfsburg loss. She was disappointed with her team, who were forced to stay in London over Christmas to return to their families due to the spread due to the pandemic.
They were affected by the announcement that Ann-Katrin Berger and Drew Spence had tested positive before the game.
“Our head was all everywhere,” Hayes said before predicting that there would be more positive test results in the team.
Arsenal and Arsenal are scheduled to take on Birmingham City on Sunday evening. They are currently leading the league with 25 points in nine games.
Chelsea third with 21 points, Tottenham Hotspur third on 17, and Brighton & Hove Albion two points further behind in fourth.
The WSL season’s winter break is scheduled to begin following Sunday’s games before the season resumes on January 7 when the reigning champions Chelsea play Spurs.
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