Chelsea and England striker Tammy Abraham has apologised “for the naivety shown” after a breach of coronavirus guidelines.
It is understood a group of more than six people, including England team-mates Ben Chilwell and Jadon Sancho, attended a surprise party for Abraham’s 23rd birthday at his home on Saturday.
Gatherings of more than six people are banned in England.
Abraham said he was unaware the party was planned but “deeply regrets” it.
The party, which was first reported by the Sun, happened hours after Abraham played in Chelsea’s 4-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday and before he was due to join up with the England squad this week.
Police have the power to break up groups larger than six and those who ignore officers could be fined £100 – doubling with each offence to a maximum of £3,200.
It is understood those at the party were close friends and family who had their temperatures checked on arrival.
“On Saturday evening I arrived home to find a small surprise gathering had been organised for me with family and close friends to celebrate my birthday,” Abraham said. (BBC)