Burnley vs Everton to postponed


Premier League Boxing Day: Covid-19 cases and injuries at Everton forced the Premier League to accept the club’s request for a postponement and called off their Boxing
Day fixture away at Burnley, the league said on Friday.

It is the 13th Premier League game to be called off due to Covid-19 and third Boxing Day fixture to be postponed after Liverpool vs Leeds United and Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Watford were called off on Thursday.

Premier League Boxing Day: Burnley vs Everton becomes third Boxing Day fixture to be postponed

Also read: Liverpool vs Leeds Match Postponed: 2 Boxing Day fixtures called off; Official Statement from the Premier League

Premier League Boxing Day: Everton manager Rafael Benitez said on Thursday that his club had a request to postpone Sunday’s match rejected by the Premier League, adding it was unfair as he had six injuries and five players down with Covid-19.

“The Board reviewed the club’s request today to postpone the match following further injuries to their squad,” the Premier League said in a statement.

“They concluded that the club will not be able to fulfil their fixture this weekend as a result of an insufficient number of players available to play due to Covid-19 cases and injuries.”

Burnley are in 18th place on 11 points from 15 matches while Everton are in 14th spot on 19 points from 17 games.

Premier League Boxing Day: Burnley vs Everton becomes third Boxing Day fixture to be postponed

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