Premier League chiefs insist the season will go on regardless of Fulham’s conflict with Burnley on Sunday turning into the most recent sufferer of the coronavirus.
Fulham introduced on Saturday that their showdown with relegation rivals Burnley was off following additional constructive exams amongst Scott Parker’s squad.
The Cottagers’ match in opposition to Tottenham was additionally referred to as off in midweek because of the Covid-19 issues on the west London membership.
“Following additional new constructive outcomes returned from the newest Covid-19 exams, the membership can affirm that this Sunday’s away fixture at Burnley has been postponed after discussions with the Premier League and recommendation from medical groups,” a Fulham assertion learn.
“Those that examined constructive are self-isolating in keeping with UK Authorities and Premier League steering.
“The welfare of our gamers, employees and their households continues to be of paramount significance and we want those that have examined constructive a protected and speedy restoration.”
With Newcastle’s recreation in opposition to Aston Villa and Everton’s assembly with Manchester Metropolis additionally postponed as a consequence of virus outbreaks not too long ago, there have been requires a “circuit break” interval, which might see all matches halted to permit the virus to be contained.
West Bromwich Albion supervisor Sam Allardyce was particularly vocal in his demand for the break.
However the Premier League’s stance stays that persevering with with the season as deliberate is the precise choice.
“With the well being of gamers and employees the precedence, the League and Fulham will agree an extra motion plan to regulate the outbreak to permit the membership to renew their season safely. Gamers and employees will now be retested as a part of a revised testing schedule,” a Premier League assertion mentioned.
“With low numbers of constructive exams throughout the overwhelming majority of golf equipment, the League continues to trust in its Covid-19 protocols, absolutely backed by the Authorities, to allow fixtures to be performed as scheduled.
“The League needs these with Covid-19 a protected and speedy restoration and can rearrange Fulham’s two postponed video games as quickly as attainable.”