9 November 2020

Hudson-Odoi, Tomori Reminded Of Responsibilities After Covid Breach  (Sky Sports)

Callum Hudson-OdoiChelsea have reminded Callum Hudson-Odoi and Fikayo Tomori of their responsibilities after the pair broke coronavirus rules last month.

The Chelsea academy graduates went on a night out in central London in late October, when Covid restrictions prevented members of separate households from meeting indoors.

Both Hudson-Odoi and Tomori have apologised to Chelsea for the breach. They are believed to have told the club they misunderstood the regulations that were in place at the time.

It is the second time Hudson-Odoi has breached coronavirus rules, having previously been spoken to by Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard for inviting a woman to his apartment during the first lockdown in May.

The 20-year-old was one of the first known players in English football to contract coronavirus, after testing positive in March.

Hudson-Odoi's game-time at Stamford Bridge has been restricted following the arrivals of Kai Havertz, Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner, with the England international starting just four of Chelsea's 13 games in all competitions this season.

Everton had been keen on a loan deal for Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori

Tomori has featured even less frequently than Hudson-Odoi, with his only starts this season coming in Chelsea's two Carabao Cup fixtures.

The 22-year-old defender turned down a Deadline Day loan move to London rivals West Ham, while proposed temporary switches to Everton and Ligue 1 side Rennes also failed to materialise in the summer.

Hudson-Odoi was also a target in the summer window, with Bayern Munich once again bidding to sign the winger.

However, Chelsea rejected the German and European champion's advances, with Lampard insisting he wanted to keep him.

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