England’s Mount and Chilwell isolating after Scotland’s Gilmour tests positive

  • Scotland’s Gilmour, also of Chelsea, tests positive for Covid
  • Kyle Walker and Harry Maguire set to face Czech Republic

Gareth Southgate’s plans for England’s final Euro 2020 group phase tie against the Czech Republic at Wembley on Tuesday night were thrown into turmoil after two of his expected starters – Ben Chilwell and Mason Mount – were forced to self-isolate.

The Football Association took the measure as a precaution after the pair were deemed to have been in close contact with the Scotland midfielder Billy Gilmour, who returned a positive Covid test on Monday morning. The contact is believed to have taken place in the Wembley tunnel after last Friday’s 0-0 draw. All three play their club football at Chelsea.

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