Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi was arrested on suspicion of rape in the early hours of Sunday morning after police were called to his house by a woman who told police she had been raped.
Hudson-Odoi, 19, was questioned by police on Sunday and Monday morning before being released on bail. He is due to report back to police in June.
A police spokesman said metropolitan police officers and an ambulance were called to Hudson-Odoi’s apartment in Battersea, West London, at 3:35 a.m. Sunday after a report of an unwell woman.
“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,” the spokesman said. Police also returned to the England international’s home to conduct further investigations.
Chelsea declined to comment, but the club are likely to seek a detailed explanation from Hudson-Odoi.
Hudson-Odoi was one of the first footballers in the UK to test positive for COVID-19 in March and is due to return to group training this week if the Premier League vote to accept safety protocols determined by discussions between clubs, players, medical experts and government.