How Premier League Clubs Deal with Coronavirus?

Coronavirus pandemic has affected many aspects of life including professional sports. Professional football including Premier League has been affected as well. This is how the club deals with the pandemic.


Once Mikel Arteta as the head coach of Arsenal got the positive coronavirus test result, the club has been put in lockdown state. Self-isolation was done by about a hundred employees including the coaching staff and the first-team squad of Arsenal. The Hale End and London Colney training centers have also been closed due to the pandemic. Although there was no more positive test result found, work-from-home was done by the staff. Individual training programs have been given to the players. Gym equipment has been sent to players that did not own it at home.

Aston Villa

No COVID-19 symptoms were reported by Aston Villa players. Although the team had been under normal training at a time along with the staff that is essential for performance, the work-from-home policy was followed by other staff members of the club. According to Pepe Reina that was on loan at Aston Villa from AC Milan, it was mad to continue the season during the pandemic. It should be suspended earlier while Premier League should be suspended as well until the situation calms down.


Chelsea Football Club is under a lockdown situation. It means that self-isolation was done by the players as well as the coaching staff. Although not all of the training ground, part of it is closed. This condition was started from the positive test of coronavirus received by Callum Hudson-Odoi. A week before he received his test result, he had shown the symptoms. Nevertheless, he had not entered the training ground since the appearance of the symptoms.


Jürgen Klopp said that with the pandemic, health comes before football. The football players of Liverpool Football Club have to do training programs individually at home. They must not go to Melwood as well. Nevertheless, Melwood was still accessible for the injured players although there was a restriction for their rehabilitation schedule. The physical contact was also minimized for avoiding the possible spread of coronavirus. The advice to avoid traveling abroad was also sent to all players.

Manchester City

At-home training was done by Manchester City players during the pandemic. It was easy to find the Instagram posts of several players from David Silva to Gabriel Jesus that show how they work out at home. Self-isolation was done by Benjamin Mendy because he worried that his father may get the virus.

Manchester United

Ole Gunnar Solskjær gave the players permission to take a few days off after the win at Lask but the day off could be extended due to the advice change from the government. The potential spread of the disease was minimized by taking some precautions after all. The hygiene procedure was increased and strengthened. The access to the Aon Training Complex was limited as well.


Because of the report of the symptoms, the goalkeeper of Bournemouth, Artur Boruc, and four staff from the first team was under self-isolation. Players were given the training programs that were tailor-made to meet the need for remote training after all. Treatment was still performed on a staggered schedule for the injured players.

Individuals at Serie A Affected by COVID-19

The very first report of COVID-19 was in Wuhan, China, but it has spread quickly all around the world. Wuhan could be considered as the first epicenter of the virus but after time, other countries become the epicenter of the coronavirus. Unfortunately, Italy became the epicenter country due to the spike of COVID-19 patients. Of course, people could not ignore the fact that Italy also has a famous football league. Are there any football players of Serie A that had been affected by COVID-19? Of course, there are.

Daniele Rugani

The most notable player that had been tested positive with coronavirus must be Daniele Rugani, the defender of the Juventus team. He informed the public that he was fine although he has the COVID-19. He even encouraged people to follow the rule to save them and the people around them from the virus. This case was reported after the victory of Juventus over Inter Milan from the match done behind the close door. Because of this circumstance, the Nerazzurri had to cancel all of the activities in the competition. The news of Rugani’s positive test result made Cristiano Ronaldo chose to be in Madeira to avoid getting the virus. daftar agen sbobet

Blaise Matuidi

Rugani was not the only Juventus player that had been tested positive with COVID-19. The positive test result was also received by Blaise Matuidi. He stayed at home for self-isolation but there is no symptoms appearance.

Paulo Dybala

There were rumors said that positive coronavirus result was also received by Paulo Dybala. However, the football player from Argentina did not confirm this information. He just did voluntary self-isolation according to his update post. Later, it was confirmed that the positive COVID-19 test was given not only to Dybala but also to his girlfriend.

Manolo Gabbiadini

The striker of Sampdoria, Manolo Gabbiadino had been confirmed with COVID-19. It means that he became the second player in Serie A that had contracted the virus.

Other Sampdoria Players

It was not only Gabbiadini that has been reported positive with the coronavirus from Sampdoria. According to official confirmation from the club, the team-mates of Gabbiadini had also tested coronavirus positive. They included Bartosz Berenszynski, Fabio Depaoli, Morten Thorsby, Antonino La Gumina, and Albin Ekdal. The club doctor, Amedeo Baldari also had the same test result. Defender, Omar Colley was rumored positive but he denied it later.

Fiorentina Players

Fiorentina football club was not free from the pandemic spread. Some players including German Pezzella, Patrick Cutrone, and Dusan Vlahovic got their positive test result for COVID-19.

Paolo Maldini and Son

The COVID-19 did not only attack the currently active player of Serie A Italy. Paolo Maldini, the legend of AC Milan was also reported positive with COVID-19. He and his son, Daniel Maldini, that also had been tested positive followed two weeks of self-isolation at home until completely recovered from the virus.

Marco Sportiello

Last but not least, there was also information about the virus spread in Atalanta Football Club. The goalkeeper of the team, Marco Sportiello also got a positive test result for COVID-19.