Covid chaos mounts as five weekend Premier League fixtures cancelled


Covid chaos mounts as five weekend Premier League fixtures cancelledCovid 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 rake of fixtures.

This comes as a whole host of top-flight 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.

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:

Everton vs Leicester amongst games called off

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.

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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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 17 31 41
2 Liverpool FC 16 33 37
3 Chelsea FC 16 27 36
4 Arsenal FC 17 1 29
5 West Ham United 17 7 28
6 Manchester United 16 2 27
7 Tottenham Hotspur 14 -1 25
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 17 -1 24
9 Leicester City 16 0 22
10 Aston Villa 17 -2 22
11 Crystal Palace 17 0 20
12 Brentford FC 16 -1 20
13 Brighton & Hove Albion 16 -3 20
14 Everton FC 16 -8 18
15 Southampton FC 17 -10 17
16 Leeds United 17 -15 16
17 Watford FC 16 -10 13
18 Burnley FC 15 -7 11
19 Newcastle United 16 -17 10
20 Norwich City 17 -26 10
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 15
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 9
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 7
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 7
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 7
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 7
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 7
Raphinha Leeds United 7
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 6
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 6
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 6
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 6
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United 6
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 6
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 5
King, Joshua Watford FC 5
Gray, Demarai Everton FC 5
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace 5
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa 5



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