Premier League could postpone Brighton clash amid growing cases – .

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Premier League could postpone Brighton clash amid growing cases – .


Tottenham Hotspur are expected to push the Premier League to officially postpone their game against Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday due to a serious outbreak of COVID-19 within the squad, sources have told ESPN.

It is understood that six players and two backstage staff returned positive tests earlier this week, and the entire squad underwent PCR testing on Tuesday.

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The situation has worsened since then, with sources telling ESPN that the number of club members affected is now in double digits.

Although Spurs are expected to fill in Thursday’s UEFA Conference League fixture against Rennes, sources said the club will then submit a proposal to the Premier League as part of a postponement of bid for this weekend’s game. end. The UK government’s advice dictates that players who test positive will have to self-isolate for 10 days.

European football’s governing body UEFA stipulates that matches must be played if a club has at least 13 senior players available. Premier League guidelines are more flexible, but six matches were postponed last season due to coronavirus outbreaks.

Spurs need to tie Vitesse at home against NS Mura in the other Group G game on Thursday and maintain a superior goal difference to secure second place which would take them to the playoffs with a side dropping out of the League. Europa.

Spurs boss Antonio Conte was scheduled to hold a hybrid press conference on Wednesday but canceled the item in person due to the current situation.

Spurs also face the possibility of a major congestion after their league game against Burnley was postponed last month, although another date has yet to be found.

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