Tottenham’s Premier League game against Brighton postponed after Covid-19 outbreak | Football news
Tottenham’s Premier League game against Brighton on Sunday has been postponed after a widespread coronavirus outbreak at the north London club.
Spurs’ Europa Conference League game against Rennes was called off Thursday after eight players and five staff tested positive for Covid-19.
The Premier League board has granted Tottenham a request to have their game at the Amex Stadium revamped following a meeting on Thursday.
“The Premier League board has taken the decision to postpone the game on the advice of medical advisers, with the health of the players and staff being the top priority,” the Premier League said in a statement.
A date for the reorganized edit will be announced in due course.
Spurs head coach Antonio Conte said on Wednesday he was “scared” by the club’s ongoing epidemic and called the situation “serious” leading to their center being closed. training of the first team.
A Spurs statement read: “We would like to apologize to everyone at Stade Rennais and Brighton & Hove Albion and to their supporters and ours for any inconvenience caused.
“We would also like to thank both clubs for their understanding in these difficult times.”
Premier League clubs have reverted to ‘Covid emergency protocols’ for first-team squads around training grounds and stadiums, which includes social distancing, mask wear and treatment of no more than 15 minutes per session.
The Premier League will continue to follow government guidelines with players and staff who test positive to self-isolate for 10 days with no sporting exceptions.
The clutter of the devices for the Spurs
Spurs, whose game at Burnley at the end of November was postponed due to the weather, now have three games to put on their schedule.
Their next match is scheduled for Leicester on December 16 and they will then host Liverpool on December 19 ahead of a Carabao Cup home quarter-final against West Ham three days later.
UEFA rules state that any revamped Europa Conference League group game must be played by December 31, but Spurs already have four games in ten days at the end of the month.
Sky Sports understand that there is some leeway there, but another consideration is the winter break in France, which begins on December 22.
A busy month will surely wait for Conte.
Tottenham matches: what’s going on?
December 16: Leicester vs Tottenham – Premier League kick off at 7:30 p.m.
December 19: Tottenham vs Liverpool – Premier League, kick-off 4.30pm, live Air sports
December 22: Tottenham vs West Ham – Carabao Cup, kick off 19:45, live Air sports
December 26: Tottenham vs Crystal Palace – Premier League, kick off 3pm
December 28: Southampton vs Tottenham – Premier League kick off 3pm
January 1st : Watford vs Tottenham – Premier League kick off 3pm
Burnley v Tottenham – Premier League
Brighton v Tottenham – Premier League
Tottenham vs Rennes – Europa League Conference