This post contains affiliate links. “As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.”
Fulham vs Tottenham Hotspur’s planned match for Wednesday night was postponed due to an outbreak of COVID-19 cases in Fulham.
The match was scheduled to continue at 6:00 on Wednesday at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. A win for the Spurs would have brought them to third place, while the visitors had a chance to jump out of the relegation zone with a win.
The news comes shortly after a Instagram post from Tottenham manager José Mourinho, who sarcastically described the Premier League as the “best league in the world.”
It is the third Premier League match to be canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Aston Villa vs. Newcastle United, which was to be played on December 4, was postponed following an outbreak at Magpies’ camp, and Everton vs. Manchester City was canceled on Monday after several Man City players contracted the virus.
It is not yet known when these meetings will be rescheduled.
It is also unclear what this will mean for upcoming matches in English football. Fulham will play Burnley in the league on Sunday, before a trip to West London rivals Queens Park Rangers in the FA Cup.
Similarly, Man City had two massive games planned in the coming days, first against Chelsea before a Carabao Cup semi-final against Manchester United.
The outbreak could also cause an unpredictable ripple effect that jeopardizes the entire program. Man City have faced Southampton, Arsenal and Newcastle United in the last two weeks, while Fulham have also faced Southampton and Newcastle in the last fortnight.
Meanwhile, the city of Liverpool has been placed in tier 3, as confirmed by James Pearce of Athletic in Twitter. This means that both Liverpool and Everton will have to play their home games behind closed doors.
The two Merseyside clubs had previously been the only teams left in the Premier League to have spectators allowed.
This news means that the Liverpool-Manchester United clash at Anfield in January will have no fans present on the field.