Premier League announce new dates for FOUR covid-postponed fixtures including Leicester v Spurs and Brentford v Manchester United after outbreaks wreaked havoc on the top-flight schedule
- The Premier League have confirmed the rearranged dates for postponed games
- Leicester v Spurs, Brentford v Man United and more were temporarily cancelled
- Burnley v Watford and Brighton v Chelsea were also called off at the last minute
- The games were cancelled due to the spread of the Omicron variant of Covid-19
- These four games will now take place on the 18th and 19th of January instead
The Premier League have confirmed the rearranged dates for four of the fixtures that were postponed due to Covid-19 outbreaks.
The Omicron variant of coronavirus interfered with the top-flight schedule – seeing fixtures such as Burnley v Watford, Brighton v Chelsea, Leicester v Spurs and Brentford v Manchester United all being temporarily cancelled.
However, Premier League have announced that the four fixtures listed above have been rearranged for the 18th and 19th of January.
The Premier League confirmed the rearranged dates for four fixtures that were postponed
Watford’s huge relegation clash at Burnley was called off on December 15 amid an ‘ongoing’ coronavirus outbreak inside Claudio Ranieri’s camp.
The game was due to take place later that evening but was postponed just two-and-a-half hours before kick-off after an emergency Premier League meeting.
The Premier League have now announced that the fixture will take place on Tuesday the 18th of January at 7.30pm instead.
Tuesday 18 January
19:30 Burnley v Watford (BT Sport)
20:00 Brighton v Chelsea (BT Sport)
Wednesday 19 January
19:30 Leicester v Spurs (BT Sport)
20:00 Brentford v Man Utd (BT Sport)
Chelsea were scheduled to play Brighton at home on December 29, but the game was temporarily cancelled due to a Covid outbreak within the Blues squad.
The rearranged fixture will also take place on Tuesday the 18th of January. However, kick-off has been set for 8pm.
Leicester’s fixture against Spurs was due to take place on December 16 but Brendan Rodgers applied for the game to be called off due to an ongoing outbreak within his squad.
Therefore, the game will now take place on Wednesday the 19th of January at 7.30pm.
Similarly, Manchester United’s game at Brentford will now take place on Wednesday the 19th of January at 8pm after initially being cancelled amid concerns over the spread of the Omicron variant.
United were forced to close down first-team operations at their Carrington headquarters for 24 hours and cancelled training to try and limit the risk of further infections after a number of players and staff tested positive.
The Premier League have also announced that Arsenal’s home match v Burnley has also moved from Saturday 22 January to Sunday 23 January.
They made the decision to move the game because of the Gunners’ EFL Cup semi-final against Liverpool on Thursday 20 January.
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