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Aston Villa confirm their Premier League game against Burnley has been postponed

Aston Villa 

Forced to postpone Premier League conflict with Burnley on December 18 simply two hours earlier than kick-off after an elevated quantity of constructive Covid-19 check outcomes inside their enjoying squad. 

Brentford

The Bees have 13 instances amongst gamers and employees – the membership at the moment are calling for a circuit-breaker szhutdown to assist golf equipment recuperate. Their coaching floor has been closed and consequently their journey to Southampton on Saturday has been postponed. 

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Leicester

Would have been with out a number of gamers for Tottenham’s go to on Thursday resulting from Covid earlier than the game 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 also be off.

Manchester United

Case numbers are at present unknown however a big outbreak noticed their game with Brentford postponed. Calls to have Saturday’s game 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 game such is the affect of the outbreak. Their coaching advanced is closed till Tuesday no less than, with the intention to scale back the chance of transmission.

Brighton

Had a request for Wednesday’s game with Wolves to be postponed rejected by the Premier League following an outbreak on the membership. Graham Potter confirmed there have been ‘three to 4’ constructive instances earlier than the game, which they misplaced 1-0. Saturday’s game with Manchester United has now been postponed.

Norwich

Manager Dean Smith was dealing with an anxious wait to find the total extent of the outbreak on 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 one confirmed participant to check constructive, extra constructive check 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. 

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Watford

Saw their midweek game with Burnley postponed simply hours earlier than kick-off. With their coaching floor closed, their dwelling match with Crystal Palace has now been confirmed as postponed too. Case numbers are at present unknown however they don’t adequate gamers to fulfil the Palace match.

Tottenham

Spurs had been the primary Premier League membership to be hit by the Omicron variant final week and noticed video games against Brighton and Rennes postponed after instances reached double digits amongst gamers and employees. Those who examined constructive for the virus are anticipated to return within 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 game known as off had been rejected, however Sunday’s conflict with Liverpool is because of go forward.

Chelsea

After Brentford, the Blues turned the most recent membership to be hit by a Covid outbreak, after it was confirmed forward of their game with Everton that 4 extra first-team gamers had examined constructive. Mateo Kovacic was the primary Chelsea participant to get the virus within the outbreak this week, with Romelu Lukaku, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Timo Werner and Ben Chilwell following. Neverthless, their game with Everton went forward and was drawn. They are resulting from play Wolves on Sunday.

Liverpool

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It was confirmed simply an hour earlier than kick-off against Newcastle on Thursday evening that Fabinho, Curtis Jones and Virgil van Dijk had been all out having examined constructive for Covid. They received the game 3-1 and are resulting from play Tottenham on Sunday. 

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