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Chelsea Not Worried About Swine Flu on Field
BBC, October 27th, 2009 3:15PM

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Chelsea says it is unconcerned with the recent surge of fears over swine flu spreading around the Premier League. Blackburn, which lost 5-0 to Chelsea on Saturday, confirmed three ill players after the match. Bolton has also revealed that four of their players have recovered from the virus.

Chelsea's expressed viewpoint represents that of many teams around the league. Gary Mergson, manager of Bolton, says he's not worried about the disease spreading to players while on the field. "I think the one we all need to listen to is that from the medical people, who are saying that it is very difficult, if not impossible, to contract it in that way." Bolton plays Chelsea in the fourth round of the Carling Cup on Wednesday.

Other managers, like Blackburn's Sam Allardyce, appear more concerned with the dangers of the virus. "When you look at the medical side of it, it is one of the most infectious viruses we have had," Allardyce said, questioning the league's decision to allow his infected team to play against Chelsea last weekend. The Premier League has told BBC Sport that it does not anticipate a situation where any game will be postponed as a result of swine flu.

 

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