Tottenham To Face Fulham On Wednesday After Aston Villa Match Was Postponed

Tottenham To Face Fulham On Wednesday After Aston Villa Match Was Postponed

Aston Villa’s Premier League clash with Tottenham has been postponed as Villa continue to deal with a coronavirus outbreak – and Spurs will instead play Fulham on Wednesday.

Villa were forced to close their Bodymoor Heath training ground last week after a “significant” outbreak which saw 10 first-team players forced to self-isolate.

Dean Smith’s team had to field their youth team for their FA Cup tie with Liverpool, which they lost 4-1, and with the situation showing no signs of improvement, Wednesday’s match with Spurs has been called off.

The Premier League confirmed Spurs will instead play Fulham at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium at the same time on Wednesday. The match was originally postponed on December 30.

As a result of the re-arrangement, Fulham’s match against Chelsea moves from Friday to 5.30pm on Saturday, live on Sky Sports, while Villa vs Everton moves from Saturday to midday on Sunday, also live on Sky Sports.

A Premier League statement read:

“Following Aston Villa’s request to rearrange the fixture, and due to the number of players and staff who have either tested positive for COVID-19 or have been placed in isolation by the club, the Premier League had no other option than to reschedule the game.”

The Premier League added it had enhanced its Covid-19 protocols with immediate effect this week, in addition to reimplementing a twice-weekly testing programme.

A Spurs club statement said: “Everyone at Tottenham Hotspur sends their best wishes to Aston Villa for a safe and speedy recovery to all those who are affected.”

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