Chelsea's Women's Super League clash with West Ham has been postponed after further positive coronavirus tests within Emma Hayes' squad.
Hayes had lost goalkeeper Ann-Katrin Berger and Drew Spence on the eve of her side's Champions League encounter with Wolfsburg after they tested positive, and "a number" of other Chelsea players have now entered self-isolation.
A statement from the club read: "Chelsea FC can confirm that Sunday’s fixture against West Ham United Women will be rescheduled.
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"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 on return to the UK.
"The health and safety of our players, support staff and fans remain paramount. The Women’s squad will now begin their winter break, returning to training in the New Year."
Finalists in last season's competition, a heavy defeat at Wolfsburg condemned Chelsea to a group stage exit, with Juventus joining the German side in the quarter-finals.
Hayes appealed for sympathy for a below-par performance from her players away from home, suggesting they were fearful of another disrupted Christmas amid the coronavirus outbreak and predicting that there may be further positives on arrival back in London.
"Our heads were all over the place, we are human beings," Hayes said.
"A few days ago we had two players stuck down with Covid, we know inevitably that when we land tomorrow there will be positive cases [when players are again tested].

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"When you are in a team environment, you know it spreads like wildfire in the team. I'm gutted for the players because we know that was nowhere near a team that represents my team."
Chelsea are second in the WSL after nine rounds, four points behind Arsenal, who they beat in the FA Cup final.
Their meeting with West Ham, due to be held at Kingsmeadow, is the first WSL game to be called off this weekend.
Five Premier League games have been postponed, while more than half of all EFL fixtures will no longer go ahead as scheduled.
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