The English Premier League game between Burnley and Leicester City has been postponed because of Covid-19 and injuries. Burnley’s home game against Leicester City, which was supposed to be played on Saturday, has now been postponed, and it’s basically because of coronavirus and injuries within the Turf Moor side’s camp.
Burnley Game Postponed
The Premier League said it accepted Burnley’s request to call the game off as the Clarets did not have enough players to play the game. Premier League rules say a club must play a game with 13 outfield players and one goalkeeper available. It is the 20th top-flight English Premier League game to be postponed because of the Covid-19 issue.
In December, Burnley had games against Watford, Aston Villa, and Everton because of Covid-19 cases among the opposing teams. The game against Watford has been rescheduled to take place on Tuesday, 18 January, and that could also be postponed. Burnley was without boss Sean Dyche and a number of first-team players because of Covid-19 when they were knocked out of the FA Cup by Huddersfield Town last Saturday.
A Premier League statement which was sent to the club said: “The board assesses applications to postpone matches on a case-by-case basis, based on existing rules and adapted Covid-19 postponement guidance, implemented in light of the new Omicron variant.” “The board will assess some factors, including the ability of a club to field a team; the status, severity and potential impact of the Covid-19.”