It’s finally that time again: The prestigious Boxing Day delivers the best Premier League entertainment just in time for the festival. It should have been a total of nine games, three have already been canceled – but why? SPOX clears up.
Only recently, Liverpool coach Jürgen Klopp gave free rein to his displeasure with the game plan in view of the corona situation in the country. Now he and his Reds get the break for the festival: a total of three out of nine planned games have to be postponed. The reason for this: a large number of corona cases in the teams.
Premier League: That’s why Liverpool FC won’t play against Leeds United today
The Premier League wants to accommodate three full match days between December 26th and January 3rd. As if that weren’t utopian enough in Corona-free times, the association is pushing through the project against all criticism in view of the high number of cases in Great Britain – with full stadiums included.
One of the critics was none other than Liverpool coach Jürgen Klopp: “I don’t think it’s right in normal times. To insist on playing games within two days in the current situation feels wrong.” As soon as he had said that, the league received the receipt: On Thursday (December 23rd), Leeds United and Watford reported that they no longer had enough players on their team due to several corona cases.
Then on Christmas Eve the next bad news: Everton is also struggling with corona cases within the team. A few hours later, the league association granted a request to reschedule the game.
Premier League: The games on thinned Boxing Day
West Ham United
Brighton & Hove Albion
Premier League: when will the games be rescheduled?
So far, the league has not given any information about a catch-up date. As soon as the new data is published, you will be informed about it here first.
Premier League: These games have been postponed due to Corona
Liverpool FC vs. Leeds United
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Watford FC
Burnley FC vs. Everton FC
Premier League: The table before the 19th matchday (Boxing Day)