2pm Chelsea news LIVE: Lampard press conference cancelled, Villa game off, Hudson-Odoi has coronavirus, Prem suspended – The Sun

CHELSEA will not play another Premier League game until at least April after chiefs suspended action.

Callum Hudson-Odoi has tested positive for coronavirus as the Blues deal with the spreading virus.

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  • BLAK FRIDAY

    Graeme Souness has urged Chelsea to replace under-fire Kepa Arrizabalaga with Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak.

    Speaking after Liverpool crashed out the Champions League to Atletico, Souness said: ”Do we know how old he is? 27? There you go Chelsea.

    ”Chelsea are looking for a goalkeeper. He’s been a top man for a long time.”

  • HEROES AND VILLANS

    Amid all the coronavirus doom and gloom, Aston Villa have made a heartwarming gesture by offering food – prepared ahead of their game with Chelsea – to local organisations for free.

  • FULL PREM STATEMENT

    Premier League football has been postponed until April 4.

    The League announced the news this morning with an official statement that read: “Following a meeting of Shareholders today, it was unanimously decided to suspend the Premier League with the intention of returning on 4 April, subject to medical advice and conditions at the time.

    “Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters said: 'Above all, we wish Mikel Arteta and Callum Hudson-Odoi speedy recoveries, and everyone else affected by COVID-19.

    “'In this unprecedented situation, we are working closely with our clubs, Government, The FA and EFL and can reassure everyone the health and welfare of players, staff and supporters are our priority.'

    “Despite the challenges, it is the Premier League's aim to reschedule the displaced fixtures, including those played by Academy sides, when it is safe to do so.

    “In this fast-moving environment, further updates will be provided when appropriate.”

  • PREM SUSPENDED!

    The Premier League has been suspended until April 3.

    Full EFL statement…

  • FRANK TALK

    Chelsea and Liverpool both cancelled press conferences set for Friday amid the coronavirus pandemic.

    Frank Lampard and Jurgen Klopp were due to speak ahead of the matches against Aston Villa and Everton this weekend respectively.

    But neither manager will address the media with a suspension of this weekend’s fixtures expected.

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