Leicester City Vs Tottenham postponed, after rising covid cases in UK

It is the third consecutive postponement involving Tottenham when their Europa Conference League match against Rennes and last weekend’ Premier League game against Brighton were conjointly referred to as off.

These postponements came when a complete of eight players and five members of employees tested positive at the north London club had tested positive for Covid-19.

Leicester is addressing a coronavirus outbreak, with manager Brendan Rodgers having aforementioned on Wednesday that he was “disappointed” the Premier League had rejected asking the Foxes for the fixture to be postponed.

The postponement comes hours once Brentford head coach Thomas Frank called on the Premier League to suspend this weekend’ spherical fixtures, with many top-flight clubs troubled to contain Covid-19 outbreaks.

Manchester United’s trip to Brentford on Tues and Watford’ visit to Burnley are the other Premier League games that have thus far been referred to as off this week.

Chelsea is due to face Everton on Thursday evening, whereas Liverpool hosts Newcastle within the two remaining matches during this spherical of Premier League fixtures.

In his pre-match news conference, Rodgers mentioned that his side had been a “big doubt” to require the field for their 4-0 finish over Newcastle on Sunday, which he was while not nine first-team players through a combination of Covid and ill health going into the Spurs game.
Meanwhile, Spurs boss Antonio Conte aforementioned on a weekday that Tottenham had asked for the match to be delayed to permit them to play the Europa Conference League match against Rennes that they had been forced to postpone last week.

Spurs were told of the postponement at about midday. There was associate eagerness to form the choice early within the day to avoid a repeat of Wednesday’s situation once Burnley’s game at home to Watford was referred to as off at some extent when visiting fans had arrived in Burnley or were on their way.

Conte and his squad were already in the East Midlands; however, there’s understanding on their part that these are factors on the far side of anyone’s control. Leicester is due to play at Everton on Sunday.

 

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