Villa vs Spurs Postponed
As expected, Aston Villa’s scheduled game against Tottenham Hotspur at Villa Park on Wednesday this week has been postponed due to the current Covid-19 situation at Villa with 14 players & staff testing positive last week.
The Premier League’s protocol has been to postpone matches due to the potential compromise of the competition due to the reality of first team squads needing to isolate, if they have positive cases in their ranks.
Spurs, who previously suffered a recent fixture postponement due to positive Covid-19 cases in the Fulham team, at the end of December, will now play the Cottagers on the Wednesday night instead, in a fixture reshuffle that also sees Fulham’s scheduled home match against Chelsea this Friday now put back to Saturday. The all-London nature of the matches in question certainly was fortuitous in allowing the rearrangement.
Due to the isolation period needed for the Villa players who tested positive, Villa’s fixture with Everton has been pushed back a day to Sunday 17th January.
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The club’s statement on the fixture changes was as follows:
Aston Villa’s Spurs Postponement Statement
Aston Villa can confirm that Wednesday’s scheduled fixture with Tottenham Hotspur has been postponed.
The Club has been in dialogue with the Premier League and Public Health England since the training ground was closed last Thursday following a significant Covid-19 outbreak among first team players and staff.
The club would like to thank the Premier League, Public Health England and Tottenham Hotspur for their understanding of our unprecedented and unique situation.Our Premier League fixture against Everton has now been rescheduled for Sunday, January 17 (ko 12noon).
The Club continues to wish those affected by the virus a speedy recovery.
Can’t justify allowing sporting fixtures in the current climate, call a halt now, how many other people have been infected with covid 19 through coming into contact with the Villa cases..
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