Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel has tested positive for COVID-19.
The club confirmed the news just over an hour before Saturday’s FA Cup fourth-round match with Plymouth Argyle at Stamford Bridge.
Tuchel, who is self-isolating, will not fly out with the Chelsea squad for the Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi next week, although it is hoped he will be able to join them at a later date.
The rest of Chelsea’s travelling group are due to depart for the United Arab Emirates after the Plymouth game.
European champions Chelsea face a semi-final on Wednesday against either AFC Champions League holders Al Hilal or 2020-21 UAE Pro League winners Al Jazira.
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