The English Premier League (EPL) has postponed the match between Burnley and Fulham after more COVID-19 cases were detected at the West London club.
It was due to be played at 1:00pm on Sunday, January 3, 2021.
Fulham’s match against Tottenham Hotspur was also postponed on Wednesday due to an outbreak in the squad.
In a statement on Saturday, the league said the club’s latest match was postponed following an EPL Board meeting this morning.
It said Fulham reported a further increase in positive COVID-19 cases after players and staff were retested.
“After the postponement of their match against Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday, Fulham’s players and staff were immediately retested and this morning have reported a further increase in positive COVID-19 cases,” the statement read.
“Following Fulham’s request to rearrange the Burnley fixture, the Premier League’s Board has taken into consideration further independent medical advice and decided to postpone the match due to the exceptional circumstances of the ongoing outbreak at the club.
“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.”
This is the third time an EPL match would be postponed due to COVID-19 in less than a week.