The Premier League fixture between Leicester and Tottenham on Thursday night is expected to be called off due to Covid-19 cases.
Clubs across the country are struggling as Covid-19 cases rise throughout the United Kingdom, with Brentford vs Manchester United and Burnley vs Watford both called off this week due to outbreaks.
While official communication from either Leicester or Tottenham is yet to come in, various news outlets have reported that the game is unlikely to take place.
Both Leicester and Tottenham had asked for the game to be called off, though no decision was made and instead it has been left until the day of the match, resulting in fans travelling when they could have saved money and time had they been given ample notice of the fixture’s status.
In his press conference earlier this week, Foxes manager Brendan Rodgers revealed: “We’ve still got a number of players out. We’ve got nine players out through COVID and other medical issues. In terms of COVID, we’re still where we were.”
Spurs boss Antonio Conte was also asked whether his club had asked for the game to be postponed and replied: “Yeah, but for me it’s very difficult to speak about this topic. For sure, the Premier League didn’t want to postponed the game against Leicester, maybe because we have to play against Burnley and Brighton. We postponed two games before. I can understand, we can understand.
“I understand if we did something wrong but in this way, for the club, the players, the staff, it’s very difficult to understand what’s happening.”