Premier League has concluded that the majority of the clubs want football actions to continue throughout the festive period despite recent postponements due to COVID-19 outbreaks.
It was confirmed at a #PL club meeting today that while recognising a number of clubs are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks & challenges, it is the League’s collective intention to continue the current fixture schedule where safely possible
— Premier League (@premierleague) December 20, 2021
Few of the matches in gameweek 18 were been postponed indefinitely hereby having only Leeds United vs Arsenal as the only fixture that took place on Saturday. There were two COVID cases reported from the Arsenal’s camp with Pablo Mari and Albert Sambi Lokonga been mentioned to have been isolated from the main squad.
At the moment, most of the Premier League clubs have one or few cases of COVID-19 in their rank but that hasn’t stopped their decision against halting the League during this festive period in order to reduce the amount of accumulated postponed games.
It’s right. PL will continue for now. Clubs told of way forward. 13 outfield + keeper is enough to avoid postponement. Should figure be less, U21s who have first team experience HAVE to step in. Chief medic may also inquire over injured players. Full story @MailSport shortly.
— Mike Keegan (@MikeKeegan_DM) December 20, 2021
According to Sky Sport, the Premier League FA are also in deliberation over the potential scrap of FA Cup third round and Fourth round replays considering possible fixture congestion should more games be postponed due to COVID-19.