The clash between Aston Villa and Everton in the Premier League was postponed and the players still isolated after the Covid-19 breakout
Aston Villa’s Premier League clash against Everton, scheduled for Sunday at Villa Park, has been postponed.
A significant number of Villa’s roster are still in isolation following a Covid-19 outbreak at the club.
The game was to be played on January 17. Everton is fifth, while Villa is eighth and has played 15 games so far this season, the lowest in the Premier League.
Aston Villa’s Premier League clash with Everton on Sunday has now been postponed
Their game against Tottenham was scheduled for Wednesday evening, but on Monday they were replaced by Fulham and the game ended 1-1.
The breakout at the Midlands club could have seen their FA Cup match against Liverpool canceled last week. Villa lined up players from their Under 23 and Under 18 squad and they were beaten 4-1 by a strong Liverpool side.
Villa director Christian Purslow spoke to Sky Sports about the outbreak, saying, “We went from 0 positive tests for Covid to 14 within our first team. Ten of the 14 positive tests are for players. ‘
Villa was forced to play a youth squad in their FA Cup match with Liverpool last week
Newcastle were scheduled to play against Villa in December, but the game was postponed as the club in the north-east had to contend with its own outbreak of the corona virus.
And the Premier League confirmed on Thursday that the game has now been moved to Saturday, January 23.