Aston Villa’s Premier League match versus Everton on Sunday has been postponed because of the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak at the club.
Aston Villa called on the Premier League to cancel the game due to the outbreak, which forced them to close their Bodymoor Heath training ground last week, as a “significant” number of their players and staff remain in isolation.
Premier League has issued a statement saying that a “significant number” of Villa players and staff remained in isolation.
“As a result, the Premier League board has agreed to Aston Villa’s request to postpone their match on Sunday.” it went on.
Villa are due to clash against Manchester City on Wednesday, already having 3 games in hand on some clubs in the league.
Villa’s game against Manchester City was originally scheduled to take place on the opening weekend of the season but was postponed because of City’s commitment in last season’s Champions League.
Corona outbreak in Aston Villa led to the absence of many first-team players from the FA Cup third-round tie against Liverpool last Friday.
The West Midlands club had to field a starting XI composed of seven under-23 players and four from the under-18s, and lost 4-1 at Villa Park, according to the BBC sports.