The outbreak of covid among the visitors squad during Burnley’s home game against Watford on Wednesday night has led to the postponement of the match; Watford had insufficient number of avai first-team players; second matter to be called off in Premier League this week after Brentford vs Man Utd on Tuesday
It was stated by the Premier League that Watford would have been unable to fulfil the fixture due to an insufficient number of available first-team players.
A statement from the Premier League on Wednesday evening read: “It is with regret the Premier League board has postponed Burnley’s home fixture against Watford, due to be played this evening (Wednesday 15 December) at 7.30pm.
“The decision was taken following guidance from medical advisers due to an ongoing Covid-19 outbreak within Watford’s squad. As a result, the club has an insufficient number of first-team players available to fulfil the match.
“In light of the recent rise in Covid-19 cases across the country, the Premier League has reintroduced emergency measures.
These include protocols such as more frequent testing, wearing face coverings while indoors, observing social distancing and limiting treatment time.”
Tottenham boss Antonio Conte has also revealed that Spurs asked the Premier League to postpone the game, so that they would be able to play their Europa Conference League game with Rennes that was postponed last week.
< Asked whether the club had sought a postponement, Rodgers said: “Yes, we’ve looked at that. Unfortunately for us we weren’t granted any dispensation, which is obviously disappointing.>