England players Ben Chilwell and Mason Mount will self-isolate until June 28, which rules them out of Tuesday’s Euro 2020 Group D game with the Czech Republic, the team said in a statement.
The Chelsea duo had been self-isolating after coming into contact with Scotland midfielder Billy Gilmour, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday. Mount and Chilwell were seen talking with and hugging their Chelsea teammate Billy Gilmour after Friday’s 0-0 draw at Wembley.
“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 the Czech Republic at Wembley,” England said in a statement.
“We will continue to follow all COVID-19 protocols and the UEFA testing regime while remaining in close contact with Public Health England.”
Mason Mount has started both of England’s games as a midfielder while Chilwell is yet to get to start a match at left-back. England revealed that the entire squad and staff had lateral flow tests on Monday and all were again negative. Further tests will be carried out as and when they deem appropriate.
To win Group D, England would have to beat the Czechs. They will take on the runners-up in Group F – one of France, Germany, Hungary or Portugal – in the last-16, if they top the standings. That game will be played on June 29 – the day after Mount and Chilwell’s final day of isolation.