Police were called to the England international’s west London home following a report of a woman feeling unwell

Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi has been arrested on suspicion of rape following an alleged incident at his west London apartment.

The Metropolitan Police said in a statement that both they and the London Ambulance Service were called in the early hours of Sunday, May 17 to a report of an unwell woman.

The statement added: “When emergency services attended, a woman reported that she was raped. She was taken to hospital. A man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of rape. He was released from custody and bailed to return on a date in mid-June. Enquiries continue.”

Sunday’s alleged incident comes just weeks after Hudson-Odoi battled the coronavirus, which he was diagnosed with on March 12.

In the days following his diagnosis, Hudson-Odoi announced that he had recovered from the symptoms and began a period of self-isolation, while all of Chelsea’s first-team squad isolated for two weeks with the club following government health guidelines.

The teenager was the first Premier League player to be diagnosed with the illness, coming shortly after news broke that Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta had contracted the virus, sending the Premier League towards its ongoing suspension.

By April 1, Hudson-Odoi had said that he felt “perfect”, having only experienced minor symptoms, while also following Chelsea’s train-from-home programme.

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