Burnley’s scarcity of gamers resulting from coronavirus circumstances and accidents has led to its Premier League match in opposition to Leicester being postponed.
The league accepted Burnley’s case that it didn’t have sufficient squad members accessible ? 13 outfield gamers and one goalkeeper ? for Saturday’s match.
It’s the twentieth Premier League recreation postponed since Dec. 12 resulting from gamers having to isolate. Relegation-threatened Burnley has already performed three video games fewer than last-place Norwich, which is a degree behind in final place.
COVID-19 outbreaks proceed to influence 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 establish what number of or who on Friday.
“We have now some new circumstances however they need privateness, so I can’t let you know,” Guardiola mentioned at a news convention.
The league leaders had 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 damaging.
“Some persons are coming, some persons are optimistic once more,” Guardiola mentioned.
“Whenever you examined as soon as, twice damaging you come again. In any other case you keep at residence.”