Chelsea Evening News: Coronavirus outbreak hits Chelsea squad, West Ham key player likely to miss Monday clash, Rudiger rewards Doctors who helped combat Covid

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Chelsea news updates as Blues prepare to battle West Ham United with hopes of avoiding a 3-game losing streak after going two without a point

Frank Lampard’s men would be facing David Moyes’ side on Monday after falling off the top 4 zone with Hammers hoping to bag a record breaking win against Chelsea.

Ahead of the big game on Monday, Chelsea were handed major boost on Friday as Hakim Ziyech and Hudson-Odoi were seen back in training.

The duo have missed the last two games with Blues suffering struggling to fill their space.

At the other hand, West Ham United could be without Michail Antonio on Monday as the side is yet to assess the star man.

Despite returning from injury, David Moyes confirmed the Hammers could still delaying fielding the 30-year-old.

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Speaking to reporters Moyes said, “Micky Antonio is back on the grass so we are pleased with that, whether Monday is too soon we will need to assess as well.”

“Overall, we have a few knocks and players carrying things but that would be normal getting to this stage of the season,” he added.

Antonio Rudiger shows gratitude to staffs combating COVID

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Chelsea defender, Antonio Rudiger has shown gratitude to staff across 13 hospitals who are helping to combat the deadly virus.

According to reports, the German star has thanked medical staff in Germany fighting the Covid-19 pandemic by buying pizzas and distributing them across 13 hospitals.

A total number of 420 staff were numbered during the distribution as the 27-year-old was applauded for his kind gestures.

Coronavirus outbreak hits Chelsea Women squad

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Following UK decision to return to lockdowns, the virus appear to be back after reports of Blues women squad been hit by the deadly virus.

The female version of the team resolved to postponing their Tottenham Clash into the new year after reaching an agreement with the FA and Tottenham upon discovering the result of their last COVID test.

“Those affected immediately began a period of self-isolation in accordance with Public Health England and Government guidelines.

“The health and safety of our players and support staff remain paramount. The women’s squad will now begin their winter break, returning to training in the New Year.

“A revised date for the match will be confirmed in due course.

“No further Chelsea FC teams have been affected,” wrote the club’s official website.

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