Spike in Omicron cases could shut down Premier League into new year

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Several Premier League clubs are pressuring league officials to postpone all games until the new year amid a nationwide spike in Covid-19 omicron infections. 

The League board already canceled tonight’s match between Leicester City and Tottenham. Chelsea and Everton still expect to play later today, even though Lukaku, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell, and midfielder Mateo Kovacic tested positive. Liverpool and Newcastle intend to go on despite Virgil van Dijk, Fabinho, and Curtis Jones, who all tested positive for Covid. 

“While recognizing a number of clubs are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks, it is the League’s intention to continue its current fixture schedule where safely possible. The health and wellbeing of all concerned remains our priority,” the Premier League stated. 

In other words, if a game can go ahead right now, the Premier League will let it proceed. 

Four more Premier League matches postponed due to Covid

Southampton v Brentford, Watford v Palace, West Ham v Norwich, Everton v Leicester have all been declared postponed this weekend on top of Man United v Brighton. The outbreak at United has left the Red Devils unable to field a team. 

Although half of the games are canceled this weekend, Premier League chiefs remain undecided on suspending all games for the remainder of the year. Those include both Carabo Cup quarter-final matches and Boxing Day games.  

Do you think the league should postpone all matches until next year due to Covid-19 outbreaks?

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