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Tottenham's Conte slams Premier League over COVID-19 postponements: 'A big mess'

Posted Wednesday, January 19, 2022 by ESPN24 hits

Tottenham Hotspur boss Antonio Conte has said the Premier League's scheduling is a "big mess" due to continued coronavirus postponements and laughed at suggestions the decisions have anything to do with player welfare. Spurs travel to Leicester City on Wednesday for a fixture originally due to take place on Dec. 16 before the game was called off just a few hours prior to kick-off. That came ...Full Story »

Tottenham fume at Arsenal postponement due to COVID-19 outbreak

Posted Sunday, January 16, 2022 by ESPN36 hits

Tottenham Hotspur have said they are "extremely surprised" their North London Derby clash against Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday has been postponed, and said they do not believe their rivals suffered a COVID-19 outbreak to warrant calling off the fixture. Arsenal had requested on Friday for the match against Spurs to be postponed, citing a depleted squad due to COVID-19 cases, injuri...Full Story »

Messi took longer than he expected to fight off COVID-19

Posted Friday, January 14, 2022 by Marca.com40 hits

The Argentine has spoken out for the first time since testing positive Lionel Messi and wife, Antonela Roccuzzo Having tested positive for COVID-19 and seeing his return to Paris delayed after the Christmas holidays, Lionel Messi is finally on the road to recovery.?The Argentine was unable to get back to Europe on time after the holiday period having come down with the virus, ruling him out of...Full Story »

Ferran Torres and Pedri still positive for COVID-19: They will miss Supercopa de Espana

Posted Monday, January 10, 2022 by Marca.com28 hits

Barcelona travel to Saudi Arabia for the Supercopa de Espana on Monday, but Ferran Torres and Pedri will not be on the plane. The two players are still testing positive for COVID-19 and will be unavailable for the Blaugrana's Supercopa semi-final against Real Madrid on Wednesday, January 12. Pedri would have been able to play if he had tested negative, but Ferran has still not been registere...Full Story »

Covid-19 outbreak to impact the side Liverpool put out in Shrewsbury FA Cup tie

Posted Friday, January 07, 2022 by PA19 hits

A Covid-19 outbreak which caused the shut-down of first-team training for 48 hours will impact the side Liverpool put out at home to Shrewsbury in the third round of the FA Cup.It was likely a number of fringe players would have featured regardless but with only the academy sides able to train over the last couple of days, the reliance on youngsters is likely to be greater.That means the likes o...Full Story »

Covid-19 still having an impact on Newcastle squad ahead of Cambridge cup clash

Posted Friday, January 07, 2022 by PA15 hits

Newcastle will head into Saturday’s FA Cup third-round tie against League One Cambridge with Covid-19 still having an impact on their squad.The Magpies’ Premier League fixtures against Everton and Southampton were postponed because of an outbreak within the camp and while he did not identify the players involved – defender Ciaran Clark and midfielders Joe Willock and Matt Ritch...Full Story »

Barnsley boss Poya Asbaghi without a host of players following Covid-19 outbreak

Posted Friday, January 07, 2022 by PA11 hits

Barnsley are battling a Covid-19 outbreak ahead of the FA Cup third-round tie against Barrow.Tykes boss Poya Asbaghi revealed the squad was “about 10 players light right now”, with their last Sky Bet Championship match against Nottingham Forest having been called off because of coronavirus issues in the opposition camp.Forward Cauley Woodrow is sidelined by a knee problem, while defe...Full Story »

Tranmere coping with positive Covid-19 cases ahead of meeting with Scunthorpe

Posted Friday, January 07, 2022 by PA11 hits

Tranmere are continuing to deal with positive Covid-19 cases ahead of the Sky Bet League Two match against Scunthorpe.Rovers captain Calum McManaman, currently serving a suspension, and defender Nat Knight-Percival, returning from a hamstring injury, are among those recovering.Tranmere boss Micky Mellon, though, is confident he will have enough players available to fulfil the fixture, with strik...Full Story »

Coventry trio could return after Covid-19 for FA Cup third-round tie with Derby

Posted Thursday, January 06, 2022 by PA9 hits

Coventry are assessing the fitness of Simon Moore, Gus Hamer and Fankaty Dabo for their FA Cup third-round tie against Derby.All three missed the 1-0 defeat by Millwall at the CBS Arena on December 29 because of Covid-19 and could be back this weekend.Jake Clarke-Salter is poised to make his first appearance since early November after recovering from an Achilles injury.Clarke-Salter and Ian Maat...Full Story »

Arsenal-Liverpool Carabao Cup semifinal first leg postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak

Posted Thursday, January 06, 2022 by ESPN31 hits

Arsenal qualified for the semifinals with a win over Sunderland last month, while Liverpool beat Leicester City. Visionhaus/Getty Images The first leg of the Carabao Cup semifinal clash between Arsenal and Liverpool has been postponed due to a coronavirus outbreak, it was announced. Liverpool cancelled their first-team training on Tuesday following a COVID-19 outbreak among the squad, and the ...Full Story »

Barcelona coach Xavi slams 'crazy' LaLiga decision to play game amid COVID-19 outbreak

Posted Sunday, January 02, 2022 by ESPN49 hits

Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez has said it is "crazy" this weekend's match against Mallorca is going ahead following a COVID-19 outbreak at the Catalan club. Barca have 10 confirmed positive cases among their first-team squad and a further seven players either suspended, injured or a doubt for the game at San Moix. However, LaLiga rules state that fixtures should be played if clubs have at lea...Full Story »

Premier League COVID-19 crisis: Southampton vs. Newcastle 18th game to be postponed

Posted Saturday, January 01, 2022 by ESPN32 hits

Newcastle United's Premier League match against Southampton at St. Mary's on Sunday has been postponed due to COVID-19 cases and injuries in their squad, the league announced on Friday. It is the 18th Premier League match to be postponed due to COVID-19 cases and injuries this month. "The Board accepted the postponement application as the club (Newcastle) does not have the required number of...Full Story »

Gustavo Hamer an injury doubt as Coventry report no positive Covid-19 tests

Posted Wednesday, December 29, 2021 by PA13 hits

Coventry have avoided any positive tests for Covid-19 ahead of their Sky Bet Championship clash with Millwall.All members of the playing squad and management team provided negative results from the latest round of testing.The Sky Blues are assessing injuries to Gustavo Hamer, Martyn Waghorn and defender Jake Clarke-Salter as they prepare for only their third game of the month due to postponement...Full Story »

Ipswich have steered clear of Covid-19 outbreak ahead of Wycombe clash

Posted Wednesday, December 29, 2021 by PA19 hits

Ipswich boss Kieran McKenna says his squad have not been badly affected by Covid-19 ahead of the Sky Bet League One clash with Wycombe.“The cases we have had have been isolated and so far there hasn’t been a big outbreak,” McKenna said.Kyle Edwards, Rekeem Harper and Toto Nsiala have returned to training having recovered from coronavirus but they are not yet...Full Story »

Real Madrid COVID-19 concerns grow after five more positive cases

Posted Friday, December 17, 2021 by ESPN33 hits

Madrid had to move Thursday's training session scheduled for the morning to the afternoon as players, staff and club workers were tested again. "Real Madrid announces that our players [Marco] Asensio, [Gareth] Bale, [Andriy] Lunin and Rodrygo as well as our first assistant manager, Davide Ancelotti, have tested positive for COVID-19," a club statement said. Davide Ancelotti is the son of coa...Full Story »

'I do sprints and I feel it' - De Bruyne still recovering from impact of Covid-19

Posted Thursday, December 16, 2021 by Goal.com36 hits

The Manchester City midfielder suffered the illness setback after ankle and facial injuries disrupted his summer and early season Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has revealed that he can still feel the impact of Covid-19 as he works his way back to full fitness. De Bruyne scored twice in City's 7-0 victory over Leeds United on Tuesday night in his first Premier League start since ...Full Story »

Graham Potter questions possible inconsistencies over Covid-19 postponements

Posted Thursday, December 16, 2021 by PA24 hits

Brighton boss Graham Potter believes it will be difficult for the Premier League to continue with the current trend of only some games being deemed worthy of postponement due to coronavirus infections among players.Potter revealed Albion were unsuccessful in their request for Wednesday evening’s clash with Wolves – a 1-0 loss – to be rearranged following a Covid-19 and injury c...Full Story »

Covid-19 outbreak in Watford squad sees game at Burnley called off

Posted Thursday, December 16, 2021 by PA26 hits

A Covid-19 outbreak within the Watford squad has led to an abrupt postponement of their Premier League game at Burnley on Wednesday evening.Burnley announced the fixture was suddenly off just two and a half hours before kick-off, with a follow-up Premier League statement apologising for the “inconvenience and disruption” a late cancellation has caused to supporters.The Clarets said i...Full Story »

Man United notify Premier League of COVID-19 cases - sources

Posted Monday, December 13, 2021 by ESPN86 hits

Manchester United have notified the Premier League after a "small number" of players and staff tested positive for the coronavirus on Sunday, sources have told ESPN. United are scheduled to visit Brentford on Tuesday and are awaiting guidance on whether the fixture can go ahead. Tottenham Hotspur had their game against Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday postponed after a number of players a...Full Story »

Valerien Ismael wanted West Brom’s game postponed after Covid-19 outbreak

Posted Sunday, December 12, 2021 by PA13 hits

West Brom head coach Valerien Ismael revealed the club had asked for their game against Reading to be postponed because of a Covid-19 outbreak before beating the Royals 1-0 at The Hawthorns.Callum Robinson’s 61st-minute goal separated the sides but getting a team onto the pitch was the initial success for Ismael after Albion were without four players who tested positive for the virus.Defen...Full Story »

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