New concern for Boxing Day, Tottenham-Crystal Palace threatened with postponement

On the eve of Boxing Day, a fourth match scheduled for Sunday could be postponed due to cases of Covid-19. This is the derby between Tottenham and Crystal Palace, after several players tested positive at the Eagles.

Patrick Vieira may have to wait a little longer before finding the Spurs audience. The Crystal Palace coach, who announced on Saturday the presence of « some cases » of Covid in his ranks, would see his match against Tottenham postponed, as several English journalists inform.

Rashman Osman, journalist at London World, indicates in particular that the players of Crystal Palace did not go to the hotel as it was initially planned, pending the decision of the Premier League. « When we look at the number of cases, we start to worry, » Vieira warned this Saturday at a pre-match press conference.

A fourth postponement for the Spurs?

It would therefore be the fourth Boxing Day match postponed due to Covid cases, after Liverpool-Leeds, Wolverhampton-Watford and Burnley-Everton. As a reminder, Spurs already had three games late to play in the Premier League, against Burnley, Brighton and Leicester. With this fourth postponement, a puzzle could begin to arise to fit these meetings into their calendar. Even if their elimination in the Conference League, already due to cases of Covid, should ease the second part of the season.

This Saturday, their coach Antonio Conte had tackled the holding of a meeting organized this week between the Premier League coaches to discuss the situation across the Channel, which therefore continues to become tense over the hours.

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