Tottenham vs Brighton called off due to Covid outbreak at Spurs

Tottenham’s Premier League clash with Brighton on Sunday has been postponed due to a Covid-19 outbreak at the north London club.

Antonio Conte confirmed on Wednesday eight players of Tottenham’s first-team squad and five staff members have tested positive for the virus.

As a result, Thursday’s Europa Conference League clash with Rennes at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium was postponed.

The Premier League have now confirmed this weekend’s fixture at Brighton’s Amex Stadium will also not go ahead .

‘We can confirm that our Premier League fixture at Brighton & Hove Albion, on Sunday 12 December at 2pm, has been postponed following a Premier League Board meeting this afternoon,’ a statement from the club read.

‘The Premier League Board took the decision to postpone the game following guidance from medical advisers, with the health of players and staff the priority. The fixture will be rescheduled in due course.

‘The Club requested the match to be rearranged following a significant number of positive COVID-19 cases among players and relevant staff.

‘As with our other affected fixture, against Stade Rennais in the Europa Conference League, we shall update supporters with more information as soon as it is available.

‘We should like to apologise to everyone at Stade Rennais and Brighton & Hove Albion and to both their supporters and ours for any inconvenience caused.

‘We should also like to thank both clubs for their understanding during these challenging times.’

Tottenham’s next game against Leicester on Thursday 16 December could also be at risk although there is thought to be no rush on the decision with Tottenham working on a game-by-game basis.

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