Forced to postpone Premier League conflict with Burnley on December 18 simply two hours earlier than kick-off after an elevated quantity of positive Covid-19 take a look at outcomes inside their enjoying squad.
The Bees have 13 instances amongst gamers and workers – the membership are now calling for a circuit-breaker szhutdown to assist golf equipment get well. Their coaching floor has been closed and as a consequence their journey to Southampton on Saturday has been postponed.
Would have been with out a number of gamers for Tottenham’s go to on Thursday resulting from Covid earlier than the recreation was postponed – regardless of preliminary calls being rejected – hours earlier than kick-off. Their coaching floor was closed on Thursday morning to comprise the outbreak however given they’ve an inadequate variety of gamers accessible, their weekend journey to Everton can be off.
Case numbers are at present unknown however a big outbreak noticed their recreation with Brentford postponed. Calls to have Saturday’s recreation with Brighton to be postponed had been accepted on Thursday, and it has emerged that United would have had solely seven accessible gamers for that recreation such is the impression of the outbreak. Their coaching advanced is closed till Tuesday at the least, as a way to scale back the threat of transmission.
Had a request for Wednesday’s recreation with Wolves to be postponed rejected by the Premier League following an outbreak at the membership. Graham Potter confirmed there have been ‘three to 4’ positive instances earlier than the recreation, which they misplaced 1-0. Saturday’s recreation with Manchester United has now been postponed.
Manager Dean Smith was dealing with an anxious wait to find the full extent of the outbreak at the membership. Josh Sargent, Lukas Rupp and Pierre Lees-Melou had been absent from the squad that confronted Aston Villa in midweek for ‘Covid-related’ causes, however whereas Christos Tzolis is the solely confirmed participant to check positive, extra positive take a look at outcomes have been returned. The Canaries had discussions with the Premier League over Saturday’s conflict with West Ham and it was agreed to postpone as they’ve an inadequate variety of gamers accessible.
Saw their midweek recreation with Burnley postponed simply hours earlier than kick-off. With their coaching floor closed, their house match with Crystal Palace has now been confirmed as postponed too. Case numbers are at present unknown however they don’t enough gamers to fulfil the Palace match.
Spurs had been the first Premier League membership to be hit by the Omicron variant final week and noticed video games in opposition to Brighton and Rennes postponed after instances reached double digits amongst gamers and workers. Those who examined positive for the virus are anticipated to return in the subsequent couple of days after finishing their 10-day self-isolation interval. Spurs’ conflict with Leicester on Thursday was postponed regardless of preliminary calls for to have the recreation referred to as off had been rejected, however Sunday’s conflict with Liverpool is because of go forward.
After Brentford, the Blues grew to become the latest membership to be hit by a Covid outbreak, after it was confirmed forward of their recreation with Everton that 4 extra first-team gamers had examined positive. Mateo Kovacic was the first Chelsea participant to get the virus in the outbreak this week, with Romelu Lukaku, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Timo Werner and Ben Chilwell following. Neverthless, their recreation with Everton went forward and was drawn. They are resulting from play Wolves on Sunday.
It was confirmed simply an hour earlier than kick-off in opposition to Newcastle on Thursday night time that Fabinho, Curtis Jones and Virgil van Dijk had been all out having examined positive for Covid. They gained the recreation 3-1 and are resulting from play Tottenham on Sunday.