Tottenham’s Premier League game against Aston Villa on Wednesday has been rescheduled after 10 Villa players tested positive for Covid-19, including the manager Dean Smith. The high number of positive cases forced Villa to field Under-23s and Under-18s for the FA Cup 3rd round clash against Liverpool.
Spurs, who had their game against Fulham rescheduled few weeks back, will now face the Cottagers on Wednesday instead of Aston Villa. Jose Mourinho had recently asked Premier League to show leadership and not punish Tottenham with anymore rescheduling.
Premier League provided an update on their official Twitter handle on the rescheduling of the match.
A Premier League statement read “Following Aston Villa’s request to rearrange the fixture, and due to the number of players and staff who have either tested positive for COVID-19 or have been placed in isolation by the club, the Premier League had no other option than to reschedule the match.”
“As a result of this rescheduling, Spurs will now play their home match against Fulham in its place, on Wednesday 13 January at 20.15 GMT, live on Amazon Prime Video in the UK. The fixture was previously postponed on 30 December.”
“With Fulham now playing on Wednesday 13 January, their home fixture against Chelsea will be moved from Friday 15 January to Saturday 16 January at 17.30 GMT, and will remain live on Sky Sports in the UK.“