Report: Spurs may ask PL to postpone match following COVID outbreak – Nine positive tests

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Tottenham Hotspur could ask the Premier League to postpone their clash against Brighton on Sunday following an outbreak of COVID-19 at the club, The Telegraph have revealed.

It emerged on Monday that Tottenham’s preparations for the Europe Conference League clash against Rennes on Thursday were in jeopardy, as well as their match against the Seagulls following an outbreak of the virus at the club.

The Evening Standard then reported today that Spurs will seek guidance from UEFA regarding the game against Rennes but it was explained that the club will have to have less than 13 players available and no registered goalkeeper for the match to be called off.

According to The Telegraph, seven first-team players and two members of Antonio Conte’s coaching staff have tested positive for COVID.

The nine members in question as well as others are now said to be waiting for the results of their PCR tests.

The outbreak is thought to involve several first-team squad members and all of those who have tested positive are said to have been double vaccinated.

With at least seven players and two staff members expected to be ruled out and with the possibility of more positive tests to come, it is revealed that Spurs are likely to consider asking the Premier League to postpone their clash at the Amex Stadium on Sunday.

Other than considering the number of positive cases at a club, the Premier League will also reportedly take other factors are also taken into consideration.

These factors include how many players from specific positions have been affected and whether or not training has been severely impacted, which in turn, could increase the risk of serious injuries.

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Having the Brighton game postponed would not be ideal for Spurs, given that the game against Burnley last weekend was called due to snowfall.

However, under the circumstances, Antonio Conte’s men might have little choice. Let us hope there is positive news regarding the results of PCR tests later today. 

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