Covid: Aston Villa v Burnley postponed when many players tested positive

Only one Premier League match will take place on Saturday.

Saturday’s Premier League clash between Aston Villa and Burnley is the latest match to be postponed due to increased Covid cases.

The fixture, which became the 10th top-flight match to be postponed this week, was scheduled to start at 3pm (GMT).

Leeds United take on Arsenal in the only remaining Premier League game on Saturday.

“Aston Villa can confirm that today’s Premier League match against Burnley has been postponed due to an increasing number of positive Covid-19 test results in our squad,” a statement from Villa said. said.

‘The results of the PCR tests, performed yesterday before training as well as the Side Flow Test, were received this morning and confirm the further deterioration of our competitive squad has impacted for our trip to Norwich midweek.

Positive cases have spread across the Premier League (Image: Getty)

‘All individuals who have tested positive are currently in isolation in accordance with government and Premier League procedures and guidelines.

‘The club is deeply sorry for the inconvenience caused to Burnley Football Club, both our supporters and Burnley fans due to having to attend the match but acted as quickly as possible. possible this morning to minimize disruption.’

Three Premier League fixtures will now take place on Sunday. Newcastle United take on Manchester City against Chelsea in the match against Wolves.

Tottenham take on Liverpool in their final game of the weekend with the north London side playing for the first time since December 5, which has seen three games postponed due to Covid incidents since the 3-0 win. against Norwich City.

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