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Four more Premier League games postponed as coronavirus wreaks havoc

2021-12-17 16:32:15 1561 Versions

Only five Premier League fixtures are scheduled to be played this weekend after four more were postponed due to coronavirus outbreaks.

The league had already confirmed Manchester United would not play Brighton as the Red Devils do not have enough players to name a team.

A further four postponements have now been confirmed, with Southampton vs Brentford, Watford vs Crystal Palace, West Ham vs Norwich and Everton vs Leicester all off.


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Despite calls for the season to be put on hold, the Premier League said: "All other fixtures due to be played this weekend are currently scheduled to proceed as planned."

Brentford and Watford have both had to close their training grounds, with the Hornets also short of players to fulfil their match against Palace.

Norwich cannot put out a team either, with injuries and illnesses contributing to their absences alongside coronavirus.

Leicester have also now closed their training ground as they attempt to manage an outbreak that has ravaged their squad.

In the midweek round of matches, only seven games went ahead. 

United and Brentford had been set to meet, while Watford and Leicester were involved in the other postponed matches.


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