Burnley’s scarcity of gamers on account of coronavirus circumstances and accidents has led to its Premier League match towards Leicester being postponed.
The league accepted Burnley’s case that it didn’t have sufficient squad members obtainable ? 13 outfield gamers and one goalkeeper ? for Saturday’s match.
It’s the 20th Premier League recreation postponed since Dec. 12 on account of gamers having to isolate. Relegation-threatened Burnley has already performed three video games fewer than last-place Norwich, which is some extent behind in final place.
COVID-19 outbreaks proceed to impression different groups with Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen dominated out of Saturday’s recreation at Manchester Metropolis whereas isolating.
Metropolis additionally has new virus circumstances, although supervisor Pep Guardiola wouldn’t determine what number of or who on Friday.
“We’ve some new circumstances however they need privateness, so I can’t inform you,” Guardiola mentioned at a information convention.
The league leaders have been with out 21 individuals, together with Guardiola and 7 senior gamers, for final Friday’s 4-1 victory over Swindon in a third-round FA Cup match. A few of them have since examined adverse.
“Some persons are coming, some persons are constructive once more,” Guardiola mentioned.
“While you examined as soon as, twice adverse you come again. In any other case you keep at dwelling.”