Tottenham has been hit by a COVID-19 outbreak, with up to six players and two members of the coaching staff testing positive.
The news is a big blow to head coach Antonio Conte, with so many important games coming up. After playing against Rennes in the Europa Conference League on Thursday, Spurs travel to Brighton, followed by Leicester, before hosting Liverpool and then West Ham in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup in two weeks.
Anyone who returns a positive test will be required to self-isolate for 10 days under government guidelines, most likely not allowing those who tested positive to win the Spurs’ next three games. Unless they test negative today after another round of testing.
In October, two Spurs players gave false positives after returning from international duty.
In the short term, the Spurs’ match against Rennes is not considered in doubt. Under UEFA guidelines, a team must have fewer than 13 available players or no registered goalkeeper.
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