Premier League has no plans to halt despite rising cases of coronavirus amongst players and staff.
The Premier League says it intends to “continue its current fixture schedule where safely possible”, and that has not changed despite the additional postponements.
“If a situation arises and people’s safety is jeopardized, the EPL will postpone matches.”
“There are still five League games scheduled for this weekend, and the current plan is for those games to go on.”
Five games have been called off…
Coronavirus fears have forced the cancellation of five EPL matches. They are as follows:
Brighton vs Tottenham – Sunday, December 12
Brentford vs Man Utd – Tuesday, December 14
Burnley vs Watford – Wednesday, December 15
Leicester vs Tottenham – Thursday, December 16
Man Utd vs Brighton – Saturday, December 18
Manchester United gave a statement after their game against Brighton was postponed because of a coronavirus outbreak that leaves Utd with only seven players available. Read the official statement…
The health of players and staff is our priority. Given the number of players and support staff having to isolate due to COVID-19, the club had no option other than to request the match be rearranged. The EPL Board took the decision to postpone based on guidance from medical advisors.
We will also suspend football training operations at the Carrington Training Complex for a short period to help reduce the risk of further transmission.
We regret any disappointment and inconvenience caused to fans by the postponement.
Chelsea and Liverpool have confirmed the following Players have tested positive for coronavirus…
- Timo Werner(Chelsea)
- Romelu Lukaku(Chelsea)
- Ben Chilwell(Chelsea)
- Callum Hudson Odoi(Chelsea)
- Virgil Van Dijk(Liverpool)
- Curtis Jones(Liverpool)
The Premier League tweeted this…
Protect yourself and others by following public health guidance when heading to a #PL match:
Wear a face-covering where required Get your COVID pass ready on the NHS app Regularly wash your hands Maintain social distancing.