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Can the Premier League continue as Leicester City vs Tottenham becomes the 4th postponed game?

Can the Premier League continue as Leicester City vs Tottenham becomes the 4th postponed game?

Leicester Vs Tottenham postponed

Despite rejections yesterday of calls to have Leicester City’s clash with Tottenham postponed, it has now been called off amid mounting COVID-19 cases in both camps.

Neither club have yet issued a statement on the matter, but both are struggling to deal with the sheer number of cases in their camps, with Tottenham having already called off their previous two games.

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Yesterday, Brendan Rodgers revealed:

“We’ve still got a number of players out. We’ve got nine players out through COVID and other medical issues. In terms of COVID, we’re still where we were.”

This, as reported by 101 yesterday, includes all senior centre-backs, meaning that it would have been a much changed Leicester facing a much-changed Tottenham side had the game gone ahead.

Can the Premier League continue?

Amid such rampant COVID-19 cases, can the Premier League continue?

Brentford boss Thomas Frank certainly doesn’t think so. He called for a circuit breaker from the Premier League authorities, after Brentford reported 13 cases among the first team players and staff.

Frank claimed:

“We think that we should postpone the full round of Premier League games this weekend coming up. The COVID cases are going through the roof at every Premier League club, everyone is dealing with it. Everyone has a problem at this moment in time.”

It comes as cases have been reported across several of the Premier League sides, including Manchester United, Aston Villa, Arsenal, Tottenham, Watford, Brentford and Chelsea. It seems hard to ask these clubs to continue playing despite increasingly small squads and a hectic festive schedule.

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However, with the TV revenue streams at risk should they postpone more games, can they afford to?

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