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2nd midweek Premier League fixture set to be postponed

2nd midweek Premier League fixture set to be postponed

 

A 2nd of the upcoming slate of midweek Premier League fixtures is in line to be postponed, it has been confirmed.

Covid chaos

The last couple of weeks, of course, have proven nothing short of a disaster in the Premier League.

This comes as the new Omicron variant of Covid-19 rapidly spreads across the English top-flight landscape.

Outbreaks have been reported at the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea, Leicester City, Tottenham and Watford, leaving the Premier League powers that be with little choice but to postpone a host of fixtures at the last minute.

2nd midweek Premier League fixture set to be postponed

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 05: Ralf Rangnick the interim / caretaker manager / head coach of Manchester United and Diogo Dalot of Manchester United at full time during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on December 5, 2021 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

Just this weekend, for example, the scheduled meetings between all of Liverpool and Leeds, Wolves and Watford, and Burnley and Everton have fallen victim to the Covid surge in England.

Arsenal vs Wolves off

And now, as alluded to above, yet another fixture, this time part of the upcoming slate of midweek ties, has been added to the ever-lengthening list of Premier League postponements.

The matchup in question? Arsenal vs Wolverhampton Wanderers.

As confirmed by reliable outlet The Athletic, the Emirates showdown is in line to be called off at any moment, owing to the situation in the latter’s camp:

This, in turn, means that a minimum of two of this week’s fixtures in the English top-flight will not be played out, after Leeds’ clash with Aston Villa was too postponed for Covid-related reasons.

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This article was edited by Ben Browning.

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1 Manchester City 22 41 56
2 Liverpool FC 21 37 45
3 Chelsea FC 23 28 44
4 West Ham United 22 11 37
5 Tottenham Hotspur 19 4 36
6 Arsenal FC 20 8 35
7 Manchester United 21 5 35
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 20 2 31
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 21 0 29
10 Leicester City 19 -3 25
11 Crystal Palace 21 -1 24
12 Southampton FC 21 -8 24
13 Aston Villa 20 -5 23
14 Brentford FC 22 -11 23
15 Leeds United 20 -15 22
16 Everton FC 19 -10 19
17 Watford FC 19 -14 14
18 Norwich City 21 -35 13
19 Newcastle United 20 -23 12
20 Burnley FC 17 -11 11

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Disciplinary
Assists
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Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 8
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 8
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 8
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 8
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 8
Raphinha Leeds United 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 8
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 7
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 7
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 7
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 7
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 7
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 7
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