Tottenham’s Premier League meeting with Aston Villa, scheduled for next Wednesday, is in serious doubt after coronavirus outbreak at the Midlands club, according to Sky Sports.
Sky reporter Rob Dorsett has revealed Aston Villa are set to field a youth side against Liverpool in the FA Cup on Saturday, with a number of the club’s first-team players self-isolating because of positive Covid-19 results.
Unless positive results come back in next few hours with junior player’s Covid tests – real irony that #avfc FA Cup game v #lfc will go ahead tonight, but the Prem Lg game against #thfc in 5 days time is much more unlikely. Protocols in each comp v different, as are timescales.
— Rob Dorsett (@RobDorsettSky) January 8, 2021
With those senior players set to continue their isolation into next week, it is ‘much more unlikely’, says Dorsett, that Villa will be able to host Spurs in the Premier League on Wednesday.
If the match is called off, it will be the second Tottenham fixture in a matter of days to be postponed because of coronavirus after Fulham’s visit to north London was scrapped just before the New Year.
Perhaps there will be a way for Spurs and Fulham to play that match in midweek instead – the chance of that happening may rely on Fulham’s weekend game being pushed back a day.
If not, Tottenham’s fixtures are going to pile up towards the end of the season if the postponed matches have to be played at a much later date.