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Chelsea loanee Trevoh Chalobah tests positive for COVID-19 — reports


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Slight hiccup to the start of Trevoh Chalobah time at FC Lorient, as the Chelsea loanee has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 and has been placed in isolation for the next two weeks, where he will undergo further testing, including tests on his lungs.

He’s asymptomatic, according to head coach Christophe Pelissier, but the team are taking it quite seriously, as they should. Chalobah is the first ever case of COVID-19 at Lorient.

The 21-year-old midfielder/defender’s loan was confirmed early last week, but he had been with the team in the day(s) prior to that as well. According to local reports, he had tested negative before leaving England, but was flagged after Friday’s test results came back. He’s been sequestered since then.

The rest of the Lorient squad had another test on Monday, with all tests coming back negative. The next round of testing is tomorrow (Thursday), while Lorient’s next match, the second round of the new Ligue 1 season, is on Sunday, away to Saint-Étienne, who also had a case flagged on Friday. The match is set to go ahead, as of right now.

We wish Trevoh a speedy recovery and no further complications.

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