The “significant outbreak” of COVID-19 detected among Aston Villa players and staff has caused this Monday the postponement of the match scheduled for next Wednesday against Tottenham in Villa Park, as announced by the English league and both clubs in their websites.
“Following Aston Villa’s request to reschedule the match, due to the number of players and staff who have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been placed in isolation by the club, the Premier League has had no choice but to reschedule the match. party “, as announced by the agency in a statement.
In it he expressed his “priority for the health of the players and staff” of the teams and announced that he will announce the new date of the match in the coming days.
Aston Villa, according to the club itself, has been in communication with both the Premier League and the public health department since the closure of the team’s training ground last Thursday due to COVID-19. In addition, he thanked both organizations and Tottenham for their “understanding” with the situation.
At the same time, the postponement of the game will mean, according to the Premier League, the rescheduling of Tottenham-Fulham, postponed on December 30 and which will be played this Wednesday; Fulham-Chelsea, which moves from Friday to Saturday, and Aston Villa-Everton, which goes from Saturday 16 to Sunday 17 January. EFE (HN).