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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel. Photo: PA

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel. Photo: PA

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel. Photo: PA

Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel faces an anxious wait to see if he can travel with his Chelsea squad to the Club World Cup after he tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of his side’s FA Cup fourth-round clash with Plymouth at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea are due to fly out to Abu Dhabi on Saturday night, following the cup tie with Argyle.

Tuchel will not be on that flight, but still hopes to link up with the Blues in due course. Chelsea’s Club World Cup semi-final will be held in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

“Thomas Tuchel has tested positive for Covid-19,” read a Chelsea statement.

“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.”

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