Leicester City’s home tie with bottom side Norwich City on New Year’s Day has been postponed due to a number of positive Covid-19 tests and injuries crippling Dean Smith’s men.
The news was confirmed on Thursday evening in a statement by the Premier League.
It said: “Following a request from Norwich City, the Premier League board met today and regrettably agreed to postpone the club’s fixture at Leicester City’s King Power Stadium, due to be played at 1500GMT on Saturday 1 January.
“The board accepted Norwich’s application as the club do not have the required number of players available for the match (13 outfield players and one goalkeeper), due to Covid-19 cases and injuries.
“The decision by the board was able to be made in advance of the fixture to give clarity to the affected clubs and their fans. We apologise for the inconvenience and disruption caused to supporters’ festive plans.”
The nine other Premier League games scheduled to take place across the weekend are currently set to go ahead as planned.