Matildas sidelined as COVID outbreak forces WSL game cancellations

Sam Kerr's clash against the Tottenham side of Matildas teammate Alanna Kennedy was called-off after Chelsea recording a number of positive COVID cases Source: Getty Images

Sam Kerr's Chelsea's Women's Super League game against Tottenham Hotspur has been called off due to positive COVID-19 results among the squad.

Chelsea was scheduled to host London rivals Spurs, who boast Matilda Alanna Kennedy in their ranks, at the Kingsmeadow stadium on Sunday.

"The decision was agreed between both teams and the FA after a number of positive tests for COVID-19 were returned within the Chelsea FC Women's team set-up after the last round of testing," the west London club said in a statement.

"Those affected immediately began a period of self-isolation in accordance with Public Health England and Government guidelines."

Chelsea is second in the league with 20 points after eight games, three points behind leaders Manchester United but with a game in hand, while Spurs are eighth with nine points from nine.

Earlier, Emily van Egmond's West Ham United's home game against Aston Villa on Sunday has also been called off due to "a small number" of positive COVID-19 cases at their training ground.

Source AAP