Fulham’s Premier League match at Tottenham on Wednesday evening has been postponed because of an outbreak of coronavirus at the club.
The Premier League made the decision to call off the fixture at a board meeting on Wednesday morning. It said Fulham asked for the game to be rearranged following “a significant rise in positive COVID-19 cases, as well as a number of players showing symptoms today”.
The league said the move was made following consultation with its medical advisors, adding “the decision to postpone the game has been taken as a precaution and with the health of players and staff as the priority”.
In their statement, the Premier League also said: “With low numbers of positive tests across the overwhelming majority of clubs, the Premier League continues to have full confidence in its COVID-19 protocols and being able to continue to play our fixtures as scheduled.
“The league wishes those with COVID-19 a safe and speedy recovery and will rearrange the postponed fixture between Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham in due course.”
The game at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium becomes the second in the English top-flight to be called off this week.On Tuesday, the Premier League revealed there were 18 positive coronavirus cases across the league – the highest figure recorded this season – following the latest round of testing.
Manchester City’s trip to Everton on Monday was postponed hours before kick-off due to multiple positive cases within the City camp.