Tottenham's Premier League clash with Fulham postponed due to Covid-19 outbreak

Tottenham's clash with Fulham on Wednesday evening has been cancelled due to positive Covid-19 tests, becoming the second Premier League match in three days to be postponed due to the pandemic.

Everton's match against Manchester City on Monday was cancelled just four hours before kick off after City lodged a late request to postpone the match due to a rise in cases at the club. Prior to that, Aston Villa versus Newcastle at the beginning of December had been the only top flight game postponed due to Covid.

Tottenham hadn't had a game postponed over coronavirus before the Fulham cancellation this week | Pool/Getty Images

According to various sources, including Football London's Alasdair Gold, Wednesday's fixture between Tottenham and Fulham has been postponed - three and a half hours before kick off - and both sides have been informed.

This is due to Fulham returning a number of positive Covid tests on Tuesday.

Guidance in the Premier League 2020-21 Handbook states that permission to postpone a league match will not be granted if the club applying for the postponement has "14 or more players listed on its squad list available.”

Fulham have had previous with Covid over the Christmas period, with boss Scott Parker missing his side's Boxing Day stalemate with Southampton because a member of his household had tested positive.

On Tuesday, 18 positive coronavirus tests from players and staff were recorded in the Premier League - the highest so far this season.

The rise in cases has led to some top flight managers calling for a circuit break - which has divided opinion up and down the division.

Source : 90min