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Leicester vs Tottenham POSTPONED as Covid crisis continues

Tottenham’s conflict away to Leicester tonight has been referred to as off simply hours earlier than kick-off as a consequence of Covid-19 outbreaks at each golf equipment.

This week, each groups complained about having requests to postpone the sport rejected. 

The two sides have endured Covid-19 outbreaks of late, with Tottenham’s matches towards Rennes within the Europa Conference League and Brighton within the Premier League postponed.

Antonio Conte's Tottenham have had their match at Leicester called off due to Covid-19

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Antonio Conte’s Tottenham have had their match at Leicester referred to as off as a consequence of Covid-19

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers said on Wednesday he had nine players with Covid

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers stated on Wednesday he had 9 gamers with Covid

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers stated on Wednesday: ‘We’ve nonetheless received quite a few gamers out. We’ve received 9 gamers out by means of COVID and different medical points. In phrases of COVID, we’re nonetheless the place we have been.’

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Of the potential for the sport to be referred to as off, he stated: ‘We’ve checked out that. 

‘Unfortunately for us, we weren’t granted any dispensation, which was disappointing. 

‘We’ve needed to help the measures, however once we needed help for the acute scenario we have been in, it is disappointing to not get the help. We have been contact and go for the Newcastle recreation. 

‘We’ve picked up a few accidents as nicely, which can be COVID associated as a result of we won’t rotate the group. We’ll put out the perfect group we are able to.’  

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Conte and Tottenham have had their last two matches postponed due to the virus

Conte and Tottenham have had their final two matches postponed as a result of virus

Three more Chelsea players have tested positive for coronavirus, according to reports

Three extra Chelsea gamers have examined optimistic for coronavirus, in accordance with reviews

THE GAMES FRANK WANTS CALLED OFF 

SATURDAY

Manchester United vs Brighton

Aston Villa vs Burnley

Southampton vs Brentford

Watford vs Crystal Palace

West Ham vs Norwich

Leeds vs Arsenal

SUNDAY

Everton vs Leicester

Wolves vs Chelsea

Newcastle vs Manchester City

Tottenham vs Liverpool

TUESDAY

Arsenal vs Sunderland (League Cup)

WEDNESDAY

Brentford vs Chelsea (League Cup)

Liverpool vs Leicester (League Cup)

Tottenham vs West Ham (League Cup)

*Premier League except acknowledged 

Tottenham boss Conte, in the meantime, stated: ‘For me it’s totally troublesome to talk about this subject. 

‘For certain, the Premier League did not wish to postponed the sport towards Leicester, perhaps as a result of we’ve got to play towards Burnley and Brighton. 

‘We postponed two video games earlier than. I can perceive, we are able to perceive.

‘On the opposite hand, I believe we should play our likelihood towards Rennes to go to the following group. We do not discover a good resolution between UEFA and Premier League, why Tottenham has to pay for this? It’s not truthful we’ve got to pay for a scenario that is not our fault?

‘I perceive if we did one thing incorrect however on this means, for the membership, the gamers, the employees, it’s totally obscure what’s taking place.’

Earlier on Thursday, Brentford supervisor Thomas Frank learnt of a Covid outbreak at his membership halfway by means of a press convention, whereas Chelsea have since recorded three optimistic checks. 

The Bees have report 13 optimistic instances amongst gamers and membership employees. 

Frank referred to as for all of this weekend’s matches to be referred to as off, saying: ‘We suppose we should always postpone the complete spherical of Premier League video games this weekend.

‘Covid instances are going by means of the roof in any respect Premier League golf equipment, everyone seems to be coping with it and having issues.

‘To postpone this spherical and in addition the Carabao Cup spherical would give everybody per week a minimum of, or 4 or 5 days to scrub and do the whole lot on the coaching floor so the whole lot is clear and also you break the chain.

‘Also in soccer, you want shut contact. Physios must do their job with gamers in therapy. 

‘We are in dressing room on matchdays, we’re travelling by coaches so it is slightly bit tougher to earn a living from home.’

Brentford manager Thomas Frank has called for this weekend's Premier League games to be postponed after they became the latest top-flight side to suffer a Covid outbreak

Brentford supervisor Thomas Frank has referred to as for this weekend’s Premier League video games to be postponed after they grew to become the newest top-flight aspect to endure a Covid outbreak

The Bees have recorded 13 positive cases among players and club staff as of Thursday

The Bees have recorded 13 optimistic instances amongst gamers and membership employees as of Thursday

The Omicron variant of the virus has led to a big improve of instances within the UK, with Wednesday seeing 78,610 testing optimistic – the very best day by day quantity for the reason that pandemic started. 

The new variant has affected the Premier League as nicely, with a number of matches being cancelled as a consequence of an outbreak at a number of golf equipment.

Brentford’s conflict at house Manchester United on Tuesday was postponed till the New Year after United have been pressured to shut down their coaching centre within the build-up to the match.  

Meanwhile, Burnley’s match towards Watford on Wednesday was referred to as off two hours earlier than kick-off after the Hornets introduced an outbreak of their group. 

HOW OMICRON HAS THE PREMIER LEAGUE ON EDGE

Brentford

The Bees have 13 instances amongst gamers and employees – the membership at the moment are calling for a circuit-breaker shutdown to assist golf equipment get well.

Leicester

Will be with out a number of gamers for Tottenham’s go to on Thursday as a consequence of Covid. Both golf equipment requested the sport to be postponed however have been rejected.

Manchester United

Case numbers are at the moment unknown however a big outbreak noticed their recreation with Brentford postponed. They have additionally requested Saturday’s match with Brighton to be postponed.

Brighton

Had request to have recreation with Wolves postponed rejected by the Premier League following an outbreak on the membership. Graham Potter confirmed there have been ‘three to 4’ optimistic instances earlier than the sport.

Norwich

Dean Smith is dealing with an anxious wait to find the complete extent of the outbreak on the membership. Currently in discussions with the Premier League over Saturday’s conflict with West Ham.

Watford

Saw the sport with Burnley postponed simply hours earlier than kick-off. Case numbers at the moment unknown.

Tottenham

Spurs have been the primary Premier League membership to be hit by the Omicron variant final week and noticed video games towards Brighton and Rennes postponed after instances reached double digits amongst gamers and employees. Those who examined optimistic for the virus are anticipated to return within the subsequent couple of days after finishing their 10-day self-isolation interval. Spurs additionally requested to have Thursday’s conflict with Leicester postponed however have been rejected.

Chelsea

After Brentford, the Blues grew to become the newest membership to be hit by a Covid outbreak, after it was confirmed forward of their recreation with Everton that three extra first-team gamers had examined optimistic for Covid, with Mateo Kovacic the primary Chelsea participant to get the virus this week.

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