Ahead of England’s final group match in Euro 2020, Gareth Southgate’s side will have to do so without Chelsea duo Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell.
Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell must self-isolate from the England squad after coming into close contact with Scotland’s Billy Gilmour.
Gilmour, who has tested positive for COVID-19, interacted with his Chelsea teammates Mount and Chilwell after Scotland and England played out a 0-0 draw at Wembley in a Group D match on Friday.
The 20-year-old’s results on Monday naturally struck concern amongst the England squad, who had faced him only two days earlier.
Now the Three Lions have confirmed that two of their players, Mount and Chilwell, are self-isolating after a consultation with the relevant health authorities.
— England (@England) June 22, 2021
“Chilwell and Mount will isolate and train individually in private areas at England’s training base St. George’s Park, with the rest of the squad returning there after tonight’s fixture against Czech Republic at Wembley,” read a statement.
“We will continue to follow all COVID-19 protocols and the UEFA testing regime, while remaining in close contact with PHE.
“The entire England squad and staff had lateral flow tests on Monday and all were again negative, as was the case with Sunday’s UEFA pre-match PCR tests.
“Further tests will be carried out as and when appropriate.”
Southgate’s side face the Czech Republic at Wembley on Tuesday night. Qualification into the last-16 is almost guaranteed, although the same cannot be said for the top spot in Group D. They currently sit behind their latest opponents on inferior goal difference in second place.