Jadon Sancho, Tammy Abraham, Ben Chilwell party: Trio delayed from joining England squad after alleged Covid-19 breach

Ben Chilwell (left) Tammy Abraham (centre) and Jadon Sancho (right) are in hot water

Tammy Abraham, Ben Chilwell and Jadon Sancho will not immediately join up with the England squad after claims they breached Covid-19 regulations by attending a birthday party at the weekend.

The delay will “allow time to gather further information of a social gathering that all three players reportedly attended over the weekend”, the Football Association has announced.

It is investigating footage shared by The Sun which appears to show the trio at a party in London with more than six people – breaking the Government’s “rule of six” coronavirus guidelines – on Saturday evening.

Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood were sent home for breaching coronavirus protocols while with the England squad in Iceland last month.

It is reported the party was organised as a surprise gathering for Chelsea forward Abraham’s 23rd birthday.

Abraham has apologised, telling the newspaper: “I arrived home to find a small surprise gathering.

“Though I was totally unaware this was planned, I would like to wholeheartedly apologise for the naivety shown for the organisation and attending of this gathering.

“All I can do now is learn from it, apologise to everyone and ensure it never happens again.”

The England squad is due to assemble this week ahead of a friendly against Wales on Thursday and Nations League matches against Belgium and Denmark the following Sunday and Wednesday.


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