According to The Telegraph, Premier League clubs are discussing a potential two-week break amidst a spate of positive COVID cases.
There have been 18 positive tests recorded in the Premier League so far this week, the highest number since testing began (Sky Sports).
Manchester City’s clash against Everton on Monday was postponed due to positive tests in the City camp and Tottenham’s match against Fulham could follow suit, with several positive cases being recorded in the Cottagers’ training ground.
The Telegraph report that top-flight chairpeople have discussed a two-week “cooling-off” break in January amidst the chaos.
It is claimed that there are fears that more matches could be postponed in the coming weeks, with some viewing a mid-season postponement of games as inevitable with a new variant of the virus spreading across the UK.
There are concerns that the FA Cup third round could be hit with multiple postponements and it is said that the government’s review of tier restrictions, scheduled for Wednesday, will guide discussions on the matter.
Spurs Web Opinion
If postponements are inevitable, it would be preferable to have a two-week break than to have some teams play while others do not. That could potentially lead to a fixture pile up for a few sides later in the season and thus hand some teams an unfair advantage.
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