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Premier League Rejects Chelsea Request to Postpone Wolves game

Chelsea have had a request to postpone their game against Wolves on Sunday rejected by the Premier League.

The application was made on Saturday evening and turned down on Sunday morning ahead of the 2pm kick-off at Molineux.

Romelu Lukaku, Timo Werner, Callum Hudson-Odoi and the injured Ben Chilwell tested positive for coronavirus ahead of the Blues’ 1-1 home league draw against Everton on Thursday.

It is understood there has been one further positive case overnight.

A Chelsea spokesman said: “We are deeply disappointed that our application was rejected as we felt we had a strong case for the postponement of today’s match on the grounds of players’ health and safety.”

Chelsea named six substitutes, including two goalkeepers, instead of the usual seven, while Jorginho, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Kai Havertz and Andreas Christensen were all absent from the matchday squad against Wolves.

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