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Man Utd vs Brighton, Leicester vs Tottenham and few other Premier League matches postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak

Around 42 Premier League players and officials tested positive for Coronavirus in the last week.

Rohan Gulaty Author

Updated - 16 December 2021 11:23 pm

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  • Premier League have announced that they intend to "continue its current fixture schedule where safely possible".

The COVID-19 pandemic has once again hampered the ongoing season of Premier League as the outbreak of deadly virus within a few English clubs has resulted in several games of this week getting postponed. Around 42 Premier League players and officials tested positive for Coronavirus in the last week which has caused a major disruption in the operations of the football league.

As of now, the following PL matches have already been postponed:

Tottenham vs Brighton (Sunday)

Man Utd vs Brentford (Tuesday)

Burnley vs Watford (Wednesday)

Leicester vs Tottenham (Thursday)

Man Utd vs Brighton (Sunday)

“The health of players and staff is our priority. Given the number of players and support staff having to isolate due to COVID-19, the club had no option other than to request the match be rearranged. The Premier League Board took the decision to postpone based on guidance from medical advisors,” Manchester United said in an official statement after confirming the postponement of the match against Brighton which was scheduled to take place on December 18, Sunday.

Other Thursday night fixtures likely to happen as scheduled

Despite so many games being forced to postpone, the Premier League have announced that they intend to “continue its current fixture schedule where safely possible”. Hence, the following matches are likely to go ahead:

Chelsea vs Everton (Dec 17, 1:15 AM IST)

Liverpool vs Newcastle (Dec 17, 1:30 AM IST)

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