Covid-19 fears behind shock Women’s Champions League exit, says Chelsea’s Emma Hayes
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Covid-19 fears behind shock Women's Champions League exit, says Chelsea's Emma Hayes Story by Reuters Updated 0925 GMT (1725 HKT) December 17, 2021   JUST WATCHED Emma Hayes advocates for more equality in football     Replay More Videos ... MUST WATCH (15 Videos) Emma Hayes advocates for more equality in football Khalida Popal and [...]

Covid-19 fears behind shock Women's Champions League exit, says Chelsea's Emma Hayes

Story by Reuters Updated 0925 GMT (1725 HKT) December 17, 2021
WATFORD, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Emma Hayes, Head Coach of Chelsea Women's celebrates with the trophy and her backroom staff after her teams victory during the FA Women's Continental Tyres League Cup Final match between Bristol City Women and Chelsea Women at Vicarage Road on March 14, 2021 in Watford, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)
WATFORD, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Emma Hayes, Head Coach of Chelsea Women's celebrates with the trophy and her backroom staff after her teams victory during the FA Women's Continental Tyres League Cup Final match between Bristol City Women and Chelsea Women at Vicarage Road on March 14, 2021 in Watford, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)
 

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WATFORD, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Emma Hayes, Head Coach of Chelsea Women's celebrates with the trophy and her backroom staff after her teams victory during the FA Women's Continental Tyres League Cup Final match between Bristol City Women and Chelsea Women at Vicarage Road on March 14, 2021 in Watford, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)
WATFORD, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Emma Hayes, Head Coach of Chelsea Women's celebrates with the trophy and her backroom staff after her teams victory during the FA Women's Continental Tyres League Cup Final match between Bristol City Women and Chelsea Women at Vicarage Road on March 14, 2021 in Watford, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

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(Reuters)Chelsea manager Emma Hayes said fears about a possible Covid-19 outbreak in the squad affected her team's performance in their 4-0 Women's Champions League defeat at Wolfsburg on Thursday.
Goalkeeper Ann-Katrin Berger and midfielder Drew Spence missed the game due to positive tests as Chelsea were knocked out on goal difference after finishing third, level on 11 points with Juventus and group winners Wolfsburg.
A number of Chelsea players were unable to go home for Christmas last year after a Covid-19 outbreak in the squad.
Fifth English Premier League game postponed due to Covid-19 outbreak
Fifth English Premier League game postponed due to Covid-19 outbreak
Fifth English Premier League game postponed due to Covid-19 outbreak
Hayes said there were 20 positive cases last year and that she fears Chelsea will be in the same position next week.
"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.
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"When you are in a team environment, you know it spreads like wildfire in the team.
"I just feel that this was deja vu and we are here 12 months after a really bad Covid outbreak at the same time. It's across the game at the moment. For me it's a major reason behind performance tonight."

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