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Premier League ‘set to resume as majority of clubs want to play during festive period and NO ONE wants season postponed’

PREMIER LEAGUE matches WILL take place after Christmas, according to reports.

Executives from 20 clubs met on Monday to discuss whether to suspend the season due to the increase in Covid cases.

Thomas Tuchel wants Chelsea's game against Wolves last Sunday postponed

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Thomas Tuchel wants Chelsea’s game against Wolves last Sunday postponedCredit: Getty

Omicron continues to cause chaos across the country. And while the government has not put a stop to it at this stage, the Premier League has taken the initiative by calling for urgent talks.

It took 14 of the 20 clubs to approve the halftime break, which would see one half adjourned.

After the quarter-finals of the League Cup in the middle of this week, the next Premier League matches will take place on December 26-27.

There is also a full list of fixtures for December 28-30 and another for January 1-3 ahead of the FA Cup third round next weekend.

This weekend, six out of ten Premier League matches have been cancelled.

Manchester United, Leicester and Aston Villa are among the clubs suffering the Covid outbreak in their teams.

Chelsea and Liverpool both have players forced to sit out their matches on Sunday after testing positive.

But with enough players available to join a team – despite only six substitutes named by Thomas Tuchel – the Premier League have rejected calls by Chelsea to cancel their match against Wolves.

Tottenham got back into action for the first time since 5 December yesterday with a 2-2 draw against Liverpool.

At the beginning of the month, Antonio Conte’s team had at least 8 players who tested positive.

They have 3 games in the top 4 with 2 Premier League games eliminated for Covid – and their trip to Burnley because of snow.

More to follow…

https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/17096953/premier-league-covid-fixtures/ Premier League ‘set to resume as majority of clubs want to play during festive period and NO ONE wants season postponed’

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