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Willian fearful of catching coronavirus from players if Premier League resumes

Chelsea winger Willian takes corner during the game against Everton

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Willian has admitted he’s fearful of getting coronavirus from opposition players and passing it on to his family if the Premier League season resumes.

Premier League was suspended indefinitely on April 3, with league chiefs revealing it would only restart once it was safe to do so.

One suggestion has been that the season could resume behind closed doors to avoid mass gatherings.

However, Willian says he has concerns and that health of players must come before anything else.

“If we restart playing without fans but there’s contact on the pitch and maybe we can spread the virus between us,” Willian said to AP in a video interview.

“It’s not a bad idea but they have to know very carefully what’s going to happen. Maybe a player can have the virus and we play against each other, you know?

“I play against someone and I get the virus then I go home after the game to stay with my family and pass the virus to my wife or daughters. So we have to be careful about that.”

Source: Daily Mail

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