CONFIRMED: Match between Mourinho's Tottenham and Fulham postponed
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho. [Photo: Courtesy]

The Premier League match between Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham that was scheduled to kick off at 9pm EAT today has been called off due to a COVID-19 outbreak at the West London club.

Fulham lodged a request with the Premier League to reschedule the match after a number of players showed symptoms on Wednesday.

“The match between Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham, due to be played at 18:00 GMT this evening, has been postponed following a Premier League Board meeting this afternoon.

The Premier League Board has consulted its medical advisors and the decision to postpone the game has been taken as a precaution and with the health of players and staff as the priority. The group will now be retested immediately,” the Premier League said in a statement seen by The Standard Sport.

“With low numbers of positive tests across the overwhelming majority of clubs, the Premier League continues to have full confidence in its COVID-19 protocols and being able to continue to play our fixtures as scheduled.

“The League wishes those with COVID-19 a safe and speedy recovery and will rearrange the postponed fixture between Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham in due course,” the League added.

CONFIRMED: Match between Mourinho's Tottenham and Fulham postponed
Football – Premier League – Fulham v Arsenal – Craven Cottage, London, Britain – September 12, 2020. Arsenal’s Willian in action with Fulham’s Tom Cairney. [REUTERS/Clive Rose]

The match is the third in the English top-flight to be postponed due to coronavirus cases.

Newcastle United’s trip to Aston Villa was called off earlier in December, as was Monday’s match between Everton and Manchester City.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here