Chelsea fans rage after Premier League reportedly turned down club's request to postpone Wolves game

Chelsea have made a request to postpone Sunday’s clash against Wolves due to the numbers of their Covid-19 cases, which was rejected by the Premier League, according to The Telegraph.

The report claims the Premier League turned down Chelsea’s request on Sunday morning, with the game due to take place at Molineux at 2pm.

As it stands, Chelsea have only confirmed that four of their players tested positive for Covid-19; Timo Werner, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Romelu Lukaku, and Ben Chilwell.

Kai Havertz eventually tested negative despite having to miss out on midweek’s 1-1 draw with Everton while waiting for the result.

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There have been unconfirmed rumours on social media that there have been more positive Covid-19 cases among the Chelsea squad, which would make it easy to see why they made the request in the first place.

Five of the six Premier League games due to take place on Saturday were called off due to the spread of Covid-19 among the clubs.

So it is safe to say that many found the Premier League’s reportedly rejecting Chelsea’s request surprising.

Some Chelsea fans have even expressed their disappointment over the decision on Twitter.

Earlier, Thomas Tuchel also admitted he might have to take risks with two key players amid the long list of absentees.

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A Chelsea fan who loves football statistics. Studied sports journalism at the University of Sunderland.