England’s Euro 2020 plans thrown into chaos after Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell were forced into self-isolation – .

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England’s Euro 2020 plans thrown into chaos after Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell were forced into self-isolation – .


England’s plans for Euro 2020 have been plunged into chaos by news that Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell have been forced into self-isolation.

It is currently unclear how long Mount and Chilwell must self-isolate after coming into close contact with Chelsea teammate Billy Gilmour after the Scotland midfielder tested positive for the coronavirus.

This means Mount and Chilwell could miss Tuesday night’s final group game against the Czech Republic and England’s round of 16, which will likely take place next Monday or Tuesday, if they have to remain isolated for 10 days. .

England manager Gareth Southgate could be forced to hastily change his preparations for Tuesday night’s game against the Czechs after both Mount and Chilwell were in contention to start.

Mount was due to attend a pre-match press conference with Southgate on Monday night, while left-back Chilwell pushed for his first Euro appearance.

The Chelsea Mount midfielder has become an extremely important player for Southgate and his absence, if confirmed in particular, will be keenly felt. It could open the door for Jordan Henderson to make his return from injury or give Jack Grealish a chance.

Kieran Trippier and Luke Shaw have played left-back for England so far in this tournament, meaning Southgate is well covered for Chilwell’s potential absence although it is undoubtedly a hard blow.

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