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Burnley ask Premier League to POSTPONE huge Watford clash due to injuries and Covid cases


BURNLEY have made an application to the Premier League to postpone their home match with Watford.

The Clarets successfully cancelled their proposed match with Leicester on Sunday following an appeal to the league.

Burnley have made an application to the Premier League to postpone their home match with Watford[/caption]

And now, their relegation six-pointer against Watford may also be rescheduled.

They said in a statement: “Burnley Football Club can confirm it has made an application to the Premier League for the postponement of Tuesday night’s match at home to Watford.

“The decision was reluctantly made to submit the application due to a high number of injuries and Covid-19 cases within the squad.

“The Premier League Board will meet later today to review the application and inform both clubs of its decision.”

Burnley only named seven players on the bench for their last game, an FA Cup defeat to Huddersfield Town – four of which were academy players.

And Chris Wood, who started that match, has since moved to Newcastle in a £25million deal – leaving Sean Dyche short of attacking options.

Arsenal’s trip to North London rivals Tottenham was also axed after having application to postpone the derby accepted.

The Gunners requested the game be called off due to “COVID-19, existing and recent injuries, in addition to players away with their countries at AFCON”.

There was thought to be only a few Covid cases in the Mikel Arteta’s squad.

However, injuries, the loaning out of Folarin Balogun and Ainsley Maitland-Niles, and the red card of Granit Xhaka left them desperately short of players.



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