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Steven Gerrard to miss Aston Villa’s next two games including clash with Chelsea after testing positive for Covid-19

The Midlands club have confirmed that STEVEN GERRARD will miss Aston Villa’s next two matches after testing positive for Covid-19.

Villa’s clash with Burnley has been postponed just two hours before kick-off last weekend after a flare-up in the team.

Steven Gerrard has tested positive for Covid-19

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Steven Gerrard has tested positive for Covid-19Credit: Getty

And Gerrard41 years old, is the latest employee of the club to receive a positive test result.

A club statement read: “Aston Villa can confirm that head coach Steven Gerrard will be unable to attend our next two Premier League matches against Chelsea and Leeds United because he will be quarantined after testing positive for Covid-19. “

Villa are set to host the Blues this afternoon, in one of six pre-Boxing Day games that have survived to date.

The match between Tottenham and Crystal Palace is is expected to be called offHowever, that tally is reduced to five.

Newcastle was then set to host Manchester United tomorrow.

This is the second time Gerrard has had to leave the game due to isolation this season.

Earlier in the campaign, he missed the clashes with Alashkert and Celtic while still managing Rangers.

Since giving up Gers for Villa, Gerrard has won four of his six games in charge – losing only to Manchester City and Liverpool

So far, 25 Boxing Day matches across England’s top four leagues have been postponed.

Three matches are still set to take place in the Championship.

While only four have made it to League One.

Last night’s postponement of Carlisle vs Rochdale made it three League Two matches, according to the Boxing Day calendar.

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