Premier League managers Thomas Tuchel and Mikel Arteta have called for clarity regarding the postponement of a number of matches this season. Burnley v Leicester was postponed due to a mix of injuries and Covid cases within the Burnley squad. This will be the fourth match of Burnley that has been canceled although the first time the request has come from them.
“I strongly, strongly hope that’s not the case, otherwise I would be very angry,” Thomas Tuchel said about the postponement of games in the Premier League. “We are doing everything to make games happen and we were made to play when we thought maybe we should not. So I can only strongly hope the rules are the same for everybody.”
“We have one positive Covid test, with Andreas Christensen,” he added. “So he will be out for this game. To have the news that Andreas Christensen is again out after we waited so long for him, and now he plays so, so strong, and again he’s out. It’s a bit of a setback for everybody, for us mentally. We have Thiago Silva and N’Golo Kante back, but it is Thiago Silva and N’Golo Kante with one training session. You finally have players back, and it’s just like catching fish.”
“The Premier League board accepted Burnley’s application 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,” the Premier League released a statement.