Tottenham Hotspur Women were set for their stiffest test under new manager Rehanne Skinner on Sunday when they travelled to Kingsmeadow to take on Chelsea. Unfortunately, the match is now off after a number of positive COVID-19 positive tests within the Chelsea squad.
Our @BarclaysFAWSL away fixture against @ChelseaFCW, scheduled to be played at Kingsmeadow tomorrow (Sunday 20 December), has been postponed.— Tottenham Hotspur Women (@SpursWomen) December 19, 2020
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A statement on Chelsea’s website indicated that the match would be rescheduled at a later date, and that both sides agreed to the postponement due to “a number” of positive coronavirus tests.
The decision was agreed between both teams and the FA after a number of positive tests for Covid-19 were returned within the Chelsea FC Women’s team set-up after the last round of testing. Those affected immediately began a period of self-isolation in accordance with Public Health England and Government guidelines.
The health and safety of our players and support staff remain paramount. The women’s squad will now begin their winter break, returning to training in the New Year.
—Statement, Chelsea FC
It goes without saying that this continuing global pandemic also continues to suck rocks and we wish the affected Chelsea players (who were not named) the best as they recover. On a personal and entirely selfish note, I am also a tad relieved, as Tottenham Women and Tottenham’s men’s side were scheduled to play at the same time Sunday for the second consecutive week.
There are no indications yet as to when the match will be rescheduled.