Boxing Day announcement
Breaking files on Boxing Day afternoon, sees we possess but any other Premier League match that has been called off.
It’s far the fourteenth Premier League sport (rotund listing of them under) this season / month to fall sufferer to Covid cases amongst gamers and team at clubs.
The legit Premier League announcement (ogle under) on Boxing Day afternoon, seeing Leeds v Aston Villa postponed, a sport that modified into as a outcome of be played on Tuesday (28 December).
Leeds had already efficiently got their match at Liverpool postponed, which had been as a outcome of be played this day.
For Newcastle United and others, there would possibly be now a actually unbalanced seek in direction of the underside of the desk it comes to what number of games will and won’t were played.
Here’s the present Premier League desk sooner than the (surviving) Boxing Day fits are played:
If you take into story the 14 Premier League fits called off already, including this Leeds v Aston Villa one which is allotment of the 20th spherical of PL games, you currently possess a difficulty the set aside after Newcastle possess played Man Utd on the 27th and away to Everton on the 30th December, you would / would possess a difficulty the set aside Newcastle will possess played 20 fits, whereas Burnley and Watford will possess played three much less, plus Brighton, Everton, Leeds and Brentford would possess all played two much less than NUFC.
Indubitably, if additional games are called off, there would possibly be then the doable for 2022 to comprise Newcastle United having played as many as four games extra than the likes of Watford and Burnley.
The 14 Premier League games cancelled up to now:
Sunday 12 December
Brighton v Tottenham
Tuesday 14 December
Brentford v Man Utd
Wednesday 15 December
Burnley v Watford
Thursday 16 December
Leicester v Tottenham
Saturday 18 December
Aston Villa v Burnley
Man Utd v Brighton
Southampton v Brentford
Watford v Crystal Palace
West Ham v Norwich
Sunday 19 December
Everton v Leicester
Sunday 26 December
Burnley v Everton
Liverpool v Leeds
Wolves v Watford
Tuesday 28 December
Leeds v Aston Villa
Premier League legit announcement – 26 December 2021:
‘Following a seek files from from Leeds United, the Premier League Board met this day and regrettably agreed to postpone the club’s home fixture in opposition to Aston Villa, as a outcome of be played at 17: 30 GMT on Tuesday 28 December.
The Board modified into in a region to acquire its choice upfront of the match to give readability to the affected clubs and their followers. We apologise for the likelihood and disruption introduced about to supporters’ festive plans.
The postponement is a outcome of the ongoing COVID-19 cases and injuries at Leeds which seen their Boxing Day match in opposition to Liverpool called off. The Board licensed the postponement utility because the club would not possess the an well-known series of gamers readily available for the match (13 outfield gamers and one goalkeeper).
The League is aware that the decisions this week to postpone fits will disappoint supporters, and understands their frustrations at a particular time of year when followers stay up for attending and staring at soccer games.
The League targets to give as much readability as doubtless, but sadly postponements as soon as almost in the present day must be made at short scrutinize, as safety is our precedence. The set aside doubtless, the League will endeavour to retain supporters as much as this point if fits change into in distress on a matchday.
The Board assesses functions to postpone fits on a case-by-case basis, in step with existing guidelines and adapted COVID-19 postponement guidance, applied in gentle of the modern Omicron variant.
The Board will assess a series of things, including the flexibility of a club to area a team; the distance, severity and doable influence of the COVID-19 outbreak on the club; and the flexibility of the gamers to safely put together for and play the match.
The Board must also take into story the broader risks to the opposition and other folks the club representatives also can honest come into contact with. Click on here to read extra on the Premier League’s match postponement direction of.
While recognising a series of clubs are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks, it is the clubs’ and the League’s collective draw to proceed the present fixture schedule the set aside safely doubtless.
The health and wellbeing of all concerned stays our precedence and the League will proceed to observe and replicate public health guidance, constantly persevering with with warning.
In gentle of the present upward thrust in COVID-19 cases all around the country, the Premier League has reintroduced Emergency Measures. These encompass protocols honest like extra frequent attempting out, carrying face coverings whereas indoors, staring at social distancing and limiting treatment time.’
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