Cech blasts 'incomprehensible' decision for Chelsea's England stars Mount and Chilwell to isolate but not Scotland team

PETR CECH has slammed the 'incomprehensible' decision forcing Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell to isolate – but NOT the Scotland team.

The England pair have been ordered to self-isolate for ten days after they were deemed to have come into close contact with Billy Gilmour, who later tested positive for coronavirus.

Mount and Chilwell were seen hugging and chatting with the youngster after Friday's 0-0 draw between the Three Lions and the Scots at Wembley.

The Scotland squad are being allowed to go ahead as normal, but Mount and Chilwell must quarantine – meaning they miss the final Group D game against Czech Republic and quite probably the last-16 tie.

And Czech legend Cech has taken to Instagram to ask for help understanding the 'incomprehensible' decision to hold his Chelsea team-mates back.

Cech wrote: "Please could someone help me understand how is it possible Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell – both with negative tests – have to isolate after they got in contact with Billy Gilmour…

"The entire Scottish team who shared the dressing room, hotel, coach and plane while travelling, dining room, meeting room is allowed to play without any problem because they returned the required negative tests.

"What is the difference between them returning the same test results?

"It is incomprehensible…"

The FA say they have taken the advice of Public Health England and were left with no choice but to send them back to St George's Park.


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Though the entire Scotland squad has been cleared to continue playing, the FA were pointed to strict PHE guidelines which state if a person has close contact for more than 15 minutes, then they have to isolate.

Mount and Chilwell will now train alone at St George's Park while they serve out their quarantine period up until Monday 28 June.

England's last-16 match is likely to be played that day or June 29, meaning it is almost certain they will not be considered for the first knockout stage.

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