The Premier League will have just one Saturday fixture with Aston Villa registering more positive Covid cases leading to their clash with Burnley being called off hours before kick-off
Aston Villa’s clash with Burnley in the Premier League has been postponed hours before kick-off – leaving just one game left standing.
Several fixtures have been called off as a result of the coronavirus outbreak and Steven Gerrard’s side returned more positive tests on the morning of the game.
The fixture has now been called off meaning Leeds United vs Arsenal – due to kick-off at 5:30pm – is the only top flight game still going ahead.
An Aston Villa statement read: “Aston Villa can confirm that today’s Premier League fixture with Burnley has been postponed due to an increased amount of positive Covid-19 test results within our playing squad.
“The results of PCR tests, which were taken yesterday prior to training as well as Lateral Flow Tests, were received this morning and confirmed further depletion of our playing squad which was already impacted upon for our trip to Norwich in midweek.
“All individuals who tested positive are now isolating in line with Premier League and government guidance and protocols.
“The Club is extremely sorry for the inconvenience caused to Burnley Football Club, both our own supporters and the Burnley fans due to attend the fixture but have acted as swiftly as possible this morning to minimise disruption. “
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