A day after the Premier League had to postpone Manchester City’s match at Everton because of a coronavirus outbreak at City, the league may be forced to make another similar decision. According to Peter Rutzler at The Athletic, Tottenham Hotspur’s Wednesday match against Fulham may face a similar fate after a number of people tested positive for COVID-19 at Fulham.
Right now, the number of COVID-19 positives at Fulham is unknown, as are the people who have tested positive. City had nine COVID-19 cases between players and staff before the Premier League postponed the Everton match, while Newcastle United had an unknown amount of cases before a match against Aston Villa was postponed earlier this month. City’s training ground is currently closed to reduce the spread, and Newcastle closed its grounds to combat its outbreak.
Fulham made an attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19 when manager Scott Parker was in quarantine after a member of his household tested positive for the virus. He, though, completed his ten day quarantine and returned to the training ground on Monday after a negative COVID-19 test.
The report comes on the same day the Premier League announced 18 positive COVID-19 tests in its latest round of testing, a record since the league began weekly testing. Additionally, Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder confirmed multiple COVID-19 positives amongst players and staff, while Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl is quarantining after a member of his household tested positive for COVID-19.