Watford’s Adrian Mariappa confirms coronavirus; N’Golo Kante misses training


Some Premier League players return to training

Watford defender Adrian Mariappa says he is one of three people who tested positive for coronavirus at the club.

On Tuesday, it was announced there had been six positive tests across three Premier League clubs.

Two staff at Watford and Burnley assistant manager Ian Woan also tested positive, while the two others at a third club have not yet been revealed.

Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante missed training over coronavirus fears, with the backing of his manager Frank Lampard.

Kante’s decision to train at home follows a similar stance by Watford captain Troy Deeney and several of his team-mates.

France midfielder Kante returned to Chelsea’s first day of restricted phase one training on Tuesday after a negative coronavirus test, but was given compassionate leave on Wednesday, reported the Telegraph.