Aston Villa vs Everton off amid coronavirus outbreak with Newcastle fixture rearranged

Spurs: Mourinho thought Villa game would be on

Aston Villa have been forced to postpone another Premier League fixture amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak at the club with their game against Everton being cancelled. Villa were forced to close their training ground last week after a significant number of players and staff tested positive for coronavirus.

There were initially concerns that they’d have to postpone the FA Cup third round tie against Liverpool, although the club instead fielded a team filled with academy players.

They were originally scheduled to return to action in the Premier League on Wednesday to face Tottenham.

But that game was postponed with Villa unable to field a team for the match – Spurs ended up facing Fulham in a rescheduled match instead.

And Villa have confirmed that they’re scheduled fixture against Everton will also not go ahead as planned.

“Aston Villa can confirm that Sunday’s scheduled Premier League fixture with Everton has been postponed,” the statement read.

“The Club would like to express its immense gratitude to the medical experts who have helped us to get a significant Covid-19 outbreak under control, as well as the Premier League board and our fellow clubs for their understanding during this period.

“We expect that members of the first team squad and staff who are healthy and safe to return to training will do so on Sunday when the isolation protocols will have been observed.

“The Club continues to wish all those affected by the virus a speedy recovery.

“Our Premier League fixture with Newcastle United, which was postponed as a result of a similar outbreak at their training ground, will now take place on Saturday, January 23 at 8pm.”

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