Everton confirmed the development on Friday, saying: “Our Premier League game in Burnley on Boxing Day has been postponed due to the number of Covid-19 cases and injuries in our squad.”
Everton’s Boxing Day game in Burnley has been postponed due to Covid-19 cases and injuries at the club, the Premier League announced on Friday. Everton had made an initial request to postpone the game but it was denied despite head coach Rafael Benitez claiming he only had nine fit players for the game.
Everton confirmed the development on Friday, saying: “Our Premier League- The game in Burnley on Boxing Day was postponed due to the number of Covid-19 cases and injuries in our squad. “
The Premier League said it made the” unfortunate “decision to play after a board meeting on Friday to postpone.
Everton’s motion to postpone the away game on Boxing Day in Burnley was approved after a Premier League board meeting this morning Kaders “, said a statement from the Premier League.
” The club will not be able to play this weekend because of vo In Covid-19 cases and injuries, there are not enough players available to play. “
Benitez said on Thursday he was” surprised “that the game is expected to take place after two games – Liverpool versus Leeds and Wolves v Watford – postponed due to Covid cases.
Our Premier League game in Burnley on Boxing Day has been postponed due to the number of COVID cases and injuries in our squad. pic.twitter.com/KOTVIOhuPz
Liverpool’s clash with Leeds and Watford’s trip to the Wolves, which was also scheduled for Sunday, had already been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.
In the past two weeks have now a total of 13 games canceled because Great Britain is struggling with record numbers of positive Covid cases due to the Omicron variant of the virus.