The Premier League confirmed that Everton ‘s game. At Burnley on Boxing Day had to be postponed. After suffering from the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.
Everton faced a problem with the coronavirus plus a serious injury. That left them with just nine outfield players available to play against Burnley.
Everton’s Boxing Day match at Burnley has been called. Off a day after Rafael Benítez said it should not go ahead. Because he had too few players and some were being put at risk.
The league’s board rejected an initial postponement request from Everton but accepted on Friday morning that the game could not take place because of the impact of Covid and injuries on Benítez’s squad.
They asked to postpone the game for the first time yesterday (Thursday). But were turned down. However, the Premier League has decided to give. The green light for the game to be postponed.
A brief statement from Everton read: “The Premier League game against Burnley on Boxing Day has been postponed.
Due to the number of coronavirus cases and injuries in our team, the
Premier League also explained the reason for the postponement of this game. Because it was considered “Blue Toffees” are not enough players to enter the field.
Rafa Benitez’s side struggled with the coronavirus after their game against Chelsea on December 16, while key players Richarlison and Andros Townsend have also suffered injuries.
Two games have been postponed yesterday. Both Liverpool’s clash with Leeds United and Wolves’ clash with Watford.