Chelsea’s Premier League game against Manchester City on Sunday looks set to go ahead after City confirmed they are to return to training after the outbreak of Covid-19 at the club.
A fresh round of testing revealed no new positive cases at the Manchester club and their players resumed training on Wednesday afternoon.
City’s visit to Everton on Monday was postponed hours before kick-off after a number of their players tested positive for Covid-19.
The outbreak put Sunday’s game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in doubt but the match now seems set to go ahead.
City said in a statement on Wednesday: “Manchester City FC can confirm that first team training will resume at City Football Academy this afternoon.
“The full Covid-19 bubble underwent testing yesterday, and results have so far revealed no new positive cases.
“Safety remains our number one priority, and the Club will continue to proceed with great caution.
“The first team training buildings have undergone a deep clean over the past 48 hours, and the majority of these facilities will remain closed, with only essential operations around training resuming.
“The bubble will undergo further testing in the coming days, the results of which will inform and dictate the next steps.
“Everyone at Manchester City continues to wish speedy recoveries to all of our colleagues who remain in self isolation following their positive tests.”