Yesand another from this midweek premier league matches have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, with several clubs suffering from COVID-19 outbreaks at their facilities. Leicester v Tottenham, which was to take place this Thursday evening at King Power Stadium, is now postponed, as is Manchester United v Brighton, scheduled for this Sunday.
It comes after Brighton & Hove Albion v Tottenham, Brentford v Manchester United and Burnley vs. Watford have also been canceled in recent days.
With more and more cases of COVID-19 emerging in Leicester City, the Foxes requested that this game be postponed and that request was approved.
“The decision was made with the advice of medical advisers after the club resubmitted its request for postponement after confirmation this morning of new positive tests for COVID-19 in the first team,” he said. added. Leicester statement started.
“As a result, the club have an insufficient number of first-team players available to fill the game.
“With the increase in positive tests among first-team personnel, first-team operations at Seagrave will now be closed for 48 hours, serving as a circuit breaker to help reduce the risk of further infection.
“The players and staff of the first team will undergo yet another round of tests on Saturday.
“The club regrets the inconvenience caused to Tottenham and the two groups of supporters by the postponement of Thursday night. “
This postponement follows Brentford coach Thomas frank‘Calls on the Premier League to refrain from an entire series of matches.
“We think we should postpone the full round of Premier League games this weekend”, Franc said Thursday.
“COVID-19 cases are exploding at every Premier League club. Everyone has problems.
“Postponing this round and also the Carabao Cup round would give everyone at least a week, or four or five days, to clean up and do everything on the training ground so that everything is clean and you break the chain. “
Manchester United vs Brighton also canceled
The match between Manchester United and Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday was called off due to the high number of infected players.