Thomas Tuchel tests positive for Covid-19, set to miss Plymouth Argyle clash

Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel has tested positive for Covid and will not be on the bench for this afternoon’s FA Cup fourth-round tie against Plymouth Argyle.

A statement on the Chelsea website read: “Thomas Tuchel has tested positive for Covid-19. The Chelsea head coach will now follow necessary self-isolation protocols and hopes to join up with the team in Abu Dhabi later next week.

“The team fly out for the Club World Cup following this afternoon’s FA Cup clash with Plymouth Argyle.”