England and Chelsea duo Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell are set to miss their final Euro 2020 group game against the Czech Republic. Both players had a close interaction with Billy Gilmour following their goalless draw at Wembley. The Scottish midfielder tested positive for coronavirus shortly after the game.
“[Mount and Chilwell] must isolate up to and including next Monday, June 28. The decision has been taken in consultation with Public Health England,” an FA statement read on Tuesday. “The entire England squad and staff had lateral flow tests on Monday and all were again negative, as was the case with Sunday’s UEFA pre-match PCR tests.”
“Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell will isolate and train individually in private areas at England’s training base at Euro 2020 at St George’s Park, with the rest of the squad returning there after tonight’s fixture against the Czech Republic at Wembley. Further tests will be carried out as and when appropriate.” the statement added.
Mount and Chilwell embraced their Chelsea teammate on the pitch and later spent 25 minutes in the tunnel. This could mean that they could miss England’s first knockout game as well. England is set to face the runners-up of Group F at Wembley on June 29 in case they top the group. If they do manage to do so both Mount and Chilwell will be available to play. In case, Southgate and England fail to top their group, they will face the runners-up of Group E on June 28. This would mean that the pair will be unavailable.