Chelsea’s first team players are continuing to self-isolate and train away from the club as they continue to prepare for a potential return to action both domestically and in Europe in May.

The Football Association announced an extension to the current suspension of domestic football from 3 April to 30 April earlier this week while the UEFA Champions League also remains suspended.

Chelsea closed the main building at their Cobham training facility a little over a week ago after winger Callum Hudson-Odoi tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and the players were made to self-isolate. Hudson-Odoi has since made a full recovery from the virus.

According to reports on Chelsea’s official website, all members of the club’s first team squad are currently training on their own with players having been given exercise bikes and specific diets to follow to ensure that when they return to the training ground, they will be in top condition and not carrying any excess weight.

Should the English Premier League resume on 1 May, Chelsea are set to welcome Norwich City to Stamford Bridge the following day. With the UK heading for a ‘lockdown’ scenario and with social distancing having been instructed, it remains to be seen whether the first fixtures will be played out in-front of fans.