The Premier League’s coronavirus outbreak worsens as officials are forced to postpone the third league match in one week.
Fulham’s match against Burnley has been officially postponed after Scott Parker’s squad confirmed more coronavirus cases. The Cottagers were set to face The Clarets this Sunday.
The London-based club had also been unable to play against Tottenham two days ago. Fulham released a statement confirming the situation at the club hasn’t improved.
“Following further new positive results returned from the most recent Covid-19 tests, the Club can confirm that this Sunday’s away fixture at Burnley has been postponed after discussions with the Premier League and advice from medical teams.”
Several Premier League managers have also voiced their concerns about the league’s refusal to take a break. However, the Premier League board has maintained its position on the recent surge of Coronavirus cases in the competition.
“With low numbers of positive tests across the overwhelming majority of clubs, the League continues to have confidence in its COVID-19 protocols, fully backed by the Government, to enable fixtures to be played as scheduled.”
Nevertheless, it is still unclear when the postponed fixtures will be carried out. In fact, the league officials will have a tough situation at hands as the calendar was already too chaotic this season.