Leicester City v Tottenham postponed because of Covid-19
Leicester City’s home Premier League game with Tottenham on Thursday has been postponed because of Covid-19 in the squad of The Foxes.
The match, scheduled to kick off at 19:30 GMT, would become the fourth top-flight fixture to be cancelled in the past week.
The Premier League in a tweet on Thursday afternoon said, “Leicester vs Tottenham has now been postponed due to an increase in positive COVID-19 cases in Leicester’s squad today.”
Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers said on Wednesday the club had asked for the game to be called off because of the number of positive cases in his camp.
This is believed to have risen again to trigger conversations about the game.
On Wednesday, Leicester were expecting to be without nine players for the game against Spurs because of Covid-related issues and injuries.
Tottenham also wanted the game postponed to use the date to play their Europa Conference League game with Rennes, which was called off last week after a Covid outbreak.
Chelsea have also been hit by several positive coronavirus cases in their squad before Thursday’s game against Everton, but that match is set to go ahead.
Brentford boss Thomas Frank has called for this weekend’s Premier League fixtures to be postponed to let clubs deal with the most recent outbreak.
His comments followed Tottenham’s match against Brighton on Sunday, Brentford’s game with Manchester United on Tuesday and Burnley’s match with Watford on Wednesday being postponed.
Brighton boss Graham Potter questioned how long “football can continue on the path it’s on” after revealing his Covid-hit team wanted Wednesday’s game against Wolves, which they lost 1-0, to be postponed.