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Covid chaos mounts as five weekend Premier League fixtures cancelled

Covid chaos mounts as five weekend Premier League fixtures cancelled

 

The Covid-19 spike amongst Premier League clubs has continued to wreak havoc on Thursday, amid confirmation of no fewer than five of this weekend’s scheduled fixtures being postponed.

PL ravaged

To say that English football authorities have been placed on red alert across the week to date would of course be something of an understatement.

As the campaign enters the usually hectic festive fixture list, the powers-that-be governing the Premier League landscape have been left with little choice but to postpone a whole host of fixtures.

This comes as a whole host of top division clubs are forced to deal with the fallout from a surge in Covid-19 cases.

The likes of Tottenham Hotspur, Watford, Leicester City and Brentford have all seen their plans thrown into disarray, amid enforced periods of self isolation on the part of playing and backroom staff alike.

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Ralf Rangnick’s Manchester United, meanwhile, saw their scheduled showdown with Brighton & Hove Albion this coming weekend cancelled earlier today, as cases continue to spike at Old Trafford:

 

And, as alluded to above, late on Thursday, the situation has only continued to worsen.

Chelsea and Liverpool, both primed to take to the pitch shortly, have seen key members of their respective squads struck down by Covid over the space of the last couple of hours:

In turn, to assure that such last-minute chaos is not forthcoming over the weekend, the Premier League have this evening sprung into action.

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As confirmed in an official statement a short time ago, the scheduled meetings between all of Southampton and Brentford, Watford and Crystal Palace, West Ham and Norwich, and Everton and Leicester, have been cancelled.

Adding to Manchester United’s postponed clash with Brighton, this means that, as things stand, just five fixtures are set to go ahead in the English top-flight this weekend.

 

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Aminat Aigbe

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