Manchester City have returned no new positive Covid-19 cases – meaning Sunday’s game at Chelsea is set to go ahead.
City’s first-team squad, coaching staff and support staff were tested on Tuesday, after Monday’s game at Everton was postponed following a Covid outbreak at the club.
Kyle Walker, Gabriel Jesus and three other members of the first-team bubble remain in self-isolation after testing positive, with a further round of testing going ahead today at City’s training ground.
The first-team squad will then undergo a further round of testing on Saturday, 24 hours before the Chelsea encounter, as City do all they can to contain the virus outbreak.
Pep Guardiola and his players resumed training yesterday, after parts of the training ground were re-opened following a 48-hour deep-clean of all the facilities.
City released a statement which read: “The full Covid-19 bubble underwent testing yesterday, and results have so far revealed no new positive cases.
“Safety remains our number one priority and the club will continue to proceed with great caution.
“The first-team training buildings have undergone a deep clean over the past 48 hours and the majority of these facilities will remain closed, with only essential operations around training resuming.
“The bubble will undergo further testing in the coming days, the results of which will inform and dictate the next steps.”