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Chelsea vs. Manchester City set to go ahead after zero new cases in extra round of COVID-19 testing

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Manchester City appear to have curbed the COVID-19 outbreak at their club that caused the cancelation of their game against Everton on Monday, which means that City’s next match, at Stamford Bridge on Sunday against Chelsea should be going ahead as scheduled.

The Premier League agreed to postpone Monday’s game more so out of an abundance of caution than any sort of inability by City to field the required 14 players in a matchday squad. The last thing the league or anyone needs is football clubs spreading the disease. But the extra round of testing that City conducted yesterday has identified zero new cases, which means that those not already self-isolating are able to resume training today and should be able to contest Sunday’s match.

City have confirmed that they will also conduct “further testing” before then to ensure that they have curbed the spread indeed.

Chelsea’s next two opponents after Sunday’s match, Morecambe and Fulham are also dealing with COVID-19 outbreaks, but given that those games are ten and fifteen days away, respectively, they should be able to participate by then.