The Matchday 17 clash between Burnley and Watford Football Club has been postponed, due to Covid-19 outbreak in the camp of the away side.
Burnley had made the announcement of the game being postponed via social media, with the Premier League revealing in a statement that Watford had “an insufficient number of first-team players available to fulfil the match”.
Furthermore, it added that the decision was taken “with regret” and apologised for “the inconvenience and disruption caused”.
A club statement read: “The Premier League understands this decision will disappoint and frustrate fans who were due to attend this evening’s game.”
The Premier League added: “In considering any application to postpone, the board considers a range of sporting and medical factors. Each decision is taken on a case-by-case basis with everyone’s health of utmost importance.
“In light of the recent rise in Covid-19 cases across the country, the Premier League has reintroduced emergency measures. These include protocols such as more frequent testing, wearing face coverings while indoors, observing social distancing and limiting treatment time.”
This is the third Premier League game in a matter of days to suffer postponements, after Tottenham Hotspurs tie with Brighton and Hove Albion was called off and Brentford’s game against Manchester United was postponed on Tuesday.