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Chelsea's Havertz tests positive for COVID-19

FILE PHOTO: Premier League - Burnley v Chelsea - Turf Moor, Burnley, Britain - October 31, 2020 Chelsea's Kai Havertz in action with Burnley's James Tarkowski Pool via REUTERS/Alex Pantling

LONDON (Reuters) - Chelsea midfielder Kai Havertz was left out of their Champions League squad for the match against French side Stade Rennais after testing positive for COVID-19, manager Frank Lampard said before Wednesday’s match.

The 21-year-old German, who joined Chelsea from Bayer Leverkusen in the close season for a reported 71 million pounds, is self-isolating.

Havertz has scored four goals in 10 games for the London club in all competitions this season.

Reporting by Manasi Pathak in Bengaluru, editing by Ed Osmond

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