Premier League: Tottenham v Brighton postponed after Covid outbreak in Spurs squad
Sunday’s Premier League match between Tottenham and Brighton has been postponed after a number of Spurs players and staff tested positive for Covid; Thursday’s Conference League game against Rennes has already been delayed.
A Premier League Board meeting took place on Thursday afternoon where a decision was made to postpone Tottenham’s game against Brighton on Sunday, with at least eight players and five members of staff testing positive for Covid in the past few days.
“The Premier League Board has taken the decision to postpone the game following guidance from medical advisers, with the health of players and staff the priority.”
It added: “The postponed fixture will be rescheduled in due course and the Premier League wishes a quick recovery to those with Covid-19.”
The match is the first postponement in the Premier League this season due to positive Covid cases, but will be Tottenham’s third postponed fixture of the season, after a snow-affected game against Burnley failed to go ahead and this evening’s Conference League game against Rennes was called off at short notice.
A club statement from Spurs read: “We should like to apologise to everyone at Stade Rennais and Brighton & Hove Albion and to both their supporters and ours for any inconvenience caused.
“We should also like to thank both clubs for their understanding during these challenging times.”
There is no news on if there will be further disruption to Tottenham’s schedule leading up to the busy Christmas period with a trip to Leicester on December 16, and a home fixture against Liverpool three days later currently going ahead.