Tottenham’s Premier League clash against Fulham on Wednesday night has been postponed due to a coronavirus outbreak at the West London club

Scott Parker’s team was due to face Tottenham in north London at 6pm on Wednesday The game is now the second Premier League game to be canceled this week after the Manchester City-Everton clash was also postponed on Monday

Fulham had a number of positive results for Covid-19 after the final round of testing and had spoken to the Premier League about whether the game could be played

Parker, meanwhile, missed Fulham’s 0-0 draw with Southampton on Boxing Day as he self-isolated after a member of his household tested positive for his team’s trip to Tottenham

On Wednesday afternoon, Spurs boss Jose Mourinho sarcastically praised the Premier League as Tottenham were still waiting for a decision on whether the game would take place

Mourinho posted on his Instagram account at 2:00 p.m.: “Game at 6:00 p.m. We still don’t know if we’re playing”Best League in the World”

A Premier League statement said: “Fulham has filed a motion with the Premier League Board to re-order the game following a significant increase in positive COVID-19 cases and a number of players showing symptoms today

“The Premier League Board has consulted its medical advisors and the decision to postpone the game was made as a precautionary measure, with the health of players and staff as a priority. The group will now be retested immediately

“With a small number of positive tests in the vast majority of clubs, the Premier League continues to have full confidence in their COVID-19 protocols and can continue to play our games as planned

“The league wishes those with COVID-19 a safe and speedy recovery and will rearrange the postponed game between Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham in due course”

In the last test round in all Premier League clubs there were 18 positive Covid-19 results from players and staff This is the highest number since testing began as part of the project restart in June

Earlier this week, it was reported that after the surge in cases, Premier League clubs had had initial talks about a possible two-week break

West Brom boss Sam Allardyce endorses the break, claiming he is “very concerned about me and football in general”

But Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has questioned how clubs would incorporate rearranged games into their already overloaded schedule

“I can’t see the benefit of whatever interruption is called,” he said

“We all know this year is so difficult, but I don’t think stopping the games will make a big difference”

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Source: https://metro.co.uk/2020/12/30/tottenham-vs-fulham-called-off-due-to-covid-19-outbreak-13825353/