Return To England By Sunday, Chelsea Tell Foreign-based Players

Chelsea has asked all its foreign-based players to return to England by Sunday.

Several players were allowed to travel home after coronavirus led to the league’s suspension on 13 March.

The Premier League at a meeting with clubs on Friday stated that they would consult with professional Footballers Association (PFA) and the League Management Association (LMA) over the continuation of the 2019/2020 season.

With discussions ongoing, some clubs have begun training sessions at their facility while others are eager to get their squad back in training.
Brazilian-born winger, Willian, and full-back, Emerson, as well as American midfielder, Christian Pulisic are believed to have returned to their native countries during the pandemic.
It is understood Chelsea will give players some flexibility if they cannot make it back to the UK by Sunday as travel arrangements may prove difficult, BBC Sport reports.

Upon their return, players will comply with any government advice regarding quarantine.

The government is set to introduce a 14-day quarantine period for those arriving from outside the UK from as early as Friday.

Several clubs, including Arsenal, West Ham and Brighton, have allowed their players to train individually at their respective training grounds, but Chelsea are yet to open up their Cobham facility.

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