Burnley-Leicester Premier League postponed

The Premier League has confirmed that it has accepted Burnley’s request to postpone their match against Leicester City as the Clarets did not have enough players available to select and play the match. This is the 20th top-flight game to be postponed this season due to Covid-19.

Burnley they were without their manager Sean Dyche and a number of first-team players due to Covid-19 when they were knocked out of the FA Cup by Huddersfield Town last Saturday. They were without seven players due to coronavirus and also recently saw Chris Wood join Newcastle. The Clarets saw three games in a row against Watford, Aston Villa and Everton postponed last month due to Covid-19 cases within opposition ranks.

With the game against Leicester being postponed, it is the fourth Burnley game this season to be postponed due to Covid-19, but the first time the request has come from the Turf Moor club. Premier League rules state that a club must play a match if they have 13 available outfield players and one goalkeeper. It is the 20th game to be postponed in the English top flight this season due to Covid-19. The Premier League issued a statement confirming its decision.

“The Premier League Board accepted Burnley’s request as the club does not have the required number of players available for the match (13 outfield players and one goalkeeper), due to COVID-19 cases and injuries,” it read. in the statement.

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