Aston Villa’s Premier League match against Everton on Sunday has been postponed due to an ongoing coronavirus outbreak at the club.

A significant number of Villa’s squad are still isolating after a Covid-19 outbreak at the club.

“Following the rescheduling of Villa’s fixture against Tottenham Hotspur, which was due to be played last night, a significant number of players and staff remain in isolation,” the league said in a statement.

“As a result, the Premier League Board has agreed to Aston Villa’s request to postpone their match on Sunday.”

Villa made a request to the Premier League to call off the game due to the outbreak – which forced them to close their Bodymoor Heath training ground last week – as a “significant” number of their players and staff remain in isolation.

Aston Villa v Newcastle rescheduled

Newcastle United’s postponed match at Aston Villa, which was due to be played on 4 December 2020, has been rescheduled and will now be played on Saturday 23 January.

A Premier League statement added, “The Premier League, in consultation with its clubs, has enhanced its COVID-19 protocols, in addition to reimplementing a twice-weekly testing programme as the health of players and staff remains the priority.”

“The protocols, which strengthen key elements of the existing guidance, came into immediate effect last week.

Dean Smith’s side’s next scheduled fixture is away to Manchester City on Wednesday, January 20.


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