Mateo Kovacic, a Chelsea midfielder, tested positive for Covid-19 and will have to isolate himself for ten days, delaying his return to the pitch after overcoming his physical problems.
The Croat, who has not played since October 23, has missed the last eight games of the ‘Blues’ with a hamstring injury. However, Kovacic was now ready to enter next weekend’s squad against Leeds United.
This positive cuts the return of the 27-year-old midfielder, who, according to Thomas Tuchel at a press conference, tested positive on Tuesday.
This means that Kovacic will be in isolation for ten days and will miss the next three Chelsea games.
This injury joins those of N’golo Kanté and Jorginho, who will not be able to be this Wednesday against Zenit de Saint Petersburg in which they play the first position of the group of the Champions League, for which Juventus is also fighting, who have the same 12 points as the London team and face Swedish Malmö.