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Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen tests positive for coronavirus

Chelsea's Christensen tests positive for coronavirus
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Defender Andreas Christensen becomes the latest Chelsea player to test positive for coronavirus, ruling him out on Saturday's game at Manchester City.

Chelsea have been handed another coronavirus-related blow after Andreas Christensen returned a positive test.

Christensen has been in and out of the squad of late, a consequence of a back problem, but the Dane impressed as Chelsea defeated Tottenham Hotspur in the EFL Cup semi-finals earlier this week.

That performance realistically ensured that the 25-year-old would feature on the right-hand side of a back three for Chelsea's fixture at Premier League leaders Manchester City on Saturday afternoon.

However, head coach Thomas Tuchel revealed at his pre-match press conference that Christensen was out of contention due to a positive coronavirus test.

As well as the game at the Etihad Stadium, Christensen is also expected to sit out the meeting against Brighton & Hove Albion on Tuesday evening.

The development comes at a time when Christensen, who is out of contract in the summer, is being linked with a move to Borussia Dortmund.

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