Leicester-Tottenham suspended due to Covid outbreak

The match between Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur that was to be played this Thursday has been suspended due to the high number of infected at Leicester.

This is the fourth postponed Premier League game in the last seven days, after Brighton-Tottenham, Brentford-Manchester United and Burnley-Watford.

As the Premier League explained in a statement, the increase in positives among Leicester players led them to make this decision. Additionally, the Foxes’ training center has been closed for 48 hours to contain the outbreak.

“Leicester asked this Thursday that the match be suspended due to an outbreak of covid in the squad. The team has been left with an insufficient number of players to play the match,” added.

The Leicester coach, Brendan Rodgers, assured this Wednesday at a press conference that the first request they made for the game to be suspended was denied, as was also the one at the weekend in the duel against Newcastle United.

Another Premier coach, Brentford’s Thomas Frank, has called for the entire match day to be suspended due to cases proliferating throughout the league, allowing players to recover.