The Premier League season will continue as planned despite yet another game falling victim of the coronavirus.
The Premier League released a statement following the decision to postpone the Burnley and Fulham match on Sunday, reiterating their stance that they have no plans to implement a ‘circuit break’.
“With the health of players and staff the priority, the League and Fulham will agree a further action plan to control the outbreak to allow the club to resume their season safely. Players and staff will now be retested as part of a revised testing schedule.”
“With low numbers of positive tests across the overwhelming majority of clubs, the League continues to have confidence in its Covid-19 protocols, fully backed by the Government, to enable fixtures to be played as scheduled.”
“The League wishes those with Covid-19 a safe and speedy recovery and will rearrange Fulham’s two postponed games as soon as possible.”
The Cottagers’ trip to Turf Moor is the fourth game this season to be called off due to the rise in cases in Premier League squads. It is the second game involving the London side to be postponed this week after their trip to fellow London rivals Tottenham was called off just hours before kick-off.
It remains to be seen how long the league can continue with cases increasing over the last number of weeks leaving the immediate future of the competition in doubt.