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It is the second game Women’s Super League game to be called off within a few hours after confirmation of West Ham’s clash with Manchester United suffering a similar fate emerged earlier on Wednesday.
A Chelsea statement read: “The decision was agreed between both teams and the FA after a number of positive tests for Covid-19 were returned within the Chelsea FC Women’s team set-up after the last round of testing, combined with a number of players that are unavailable for selection due to injury.
“Those who returned positive tests immediately began a period of self-isolation in accordance with Public Health England and Government guidelines.
“The health and safety of our players, support staff and fans remain paramount. A revised date for the match will be confirmed in due course.
“All existing tickets to remain valid. Supporters who have purchased match day tickets can claim a full refund no later than 48 hours prior to the updated fixture date.
“No further Chelsea FC teams have been affected.”