Burnley submit request for POSTPONE match with Watford due to coronavirus cases and injuries

Burnley apply to the Premier League to face their massive struggle at the bottom of the table with Watford on Tuesday night due to a number of Covid cases and injuries.

  • Burnley will host Watford at 7.30 pm on Tuesday
  • They asked to postpone the match due to COVID and injuries
  • Sean Dyche’s side heads down the six-pointer drop of the table
  • They sit three points behind Watford, who are 17th with two games in hand
  • The match had already been rearranged after it was scheduled to take place last month











Burnley They applied to the English Premier League to postpone their face to the bottom of the table Watford.

Sean DichyThe Hornets, who are in last place in the standings, are scheduled to host the 7:30 p.m. relegation game on Tuesday.

However, they have applied to the Premier League to postpone the match due to a number of injuries and COVID-19 Cases within the club.

Burnley have asked the Premier League to postpone their clash with Watford on Tuesday

Burnley have asked the Premier League to postpone their clash with Watford on Tuesday

The request comes after Clarett’s league match on Saturday against Leicester was canceled at Burnley’s request.

An official announcement on whether the match will be canceled is expected later on Monday.

A Premier League statement read: “The Premier League has received a request for a postponement from Burnley FC in connection with their home game against Watford, which is scheduled to take place at 7.30pm on Tuesday 18 January.”

Burnley are last in the standings but have a number of games in hand over their rival

Burnley are last in the standings but have a number of games in hand over their rival

“The Premier League’s Board of Directors will meet later today to review the application and inform both clubs and fans of its decision.”

The match against Watford has already been rearranged, as it was originally scheduled to take place on 15 December before the Premier League accepted a request from the Hornets for a delay.

Burnley are last in the Premier League, but have played the fewest matches of any team in the first division, as the Coruna virus has caused chaos in their slate of matches.

The clash was scheduled to take place in December before the Hornets' request for a delay was granted

The clash was scheduled to take place in December before the Hornets’ request for a delay was approved

They have played only 17 games this season which is a whopping five games on hand against Manchester City, Chelsea and West Ham who all played 22 games.

More importantly, they have two games in hand against the Hornets who are 17th in the Premier League.

If the match continues, Burnley could find themselves six points from the safety zone if Claudio Ranieri’s side win.

In addition to the original Watford match, Burnley played two matches against Aston Villa and Everton in December due to cases of Covid-19 between the rival teams.

They were without Dyche and a number of first-team players due to the virus when they were knocked out of the FA Cup by Huddersfield Town earlier in January.

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