Report: Premier League to continue with festive schedule – Disruption likely in January

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The Premier League has decided it will continue with its allocated festive fixture schedule but warns disruption could come in January if restrictions are needed, according to The Telegraph. 

All 20 clubs met on Monday to discuss the immediate future of the current campaign with recent outbreaks of Covid-19 decimating squads across the division. 

Six of the 10 scheduled fixtures were called off at the weekend as a result of an increasing number of positive tests, which followed three games being postponed in midweek. 

However, The Telegraph states the Premier League will carry on through the festive period as planned despite concern over the state of play from a number of managers. 

The report claims the league felt there is currently no need to postpone the upcoming fixtures set for Boxing Day through to December 30, although postponements could cause an issue down the line, with the packed 2022 calendar and the World Cup in mind. 

It adds that clubs should be braced for disruption in the new year, depending on the development of the pandemic and how the virus is managed. 

Another separate meeting between club managers and their respective captains is set to be held later this week. 

Spurs Web Opinion 

This decision will definitely split opinion, but postponing every festive game right now could cause problems much later, given how each club is at different stages when managing the virus. Tottenham, for example, are coming out on the other end of the scale, while clubs like Manchester United are in the middle of dealing with an outbreak. 

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