Crystal Palace’s journey to Tottenham on Boxing Day is to go forward regardless of a variety of Covid-19 circumstances among the many Eagles’ squad and workers, together with for supervisor Patrick Vieira.
It was reported on Christmas Day that the match was set to be postponed. Nonetheless, The Athletic report that an official request to the Premier League was not made till the early hours of Sunday following a variety of optimistic exams for backroom workers.
Palace‘s gamers have gathered earlier than the match to bear additional exams, however as confirmed by Tottenham Hotspur and the south London membership, the match is to go forward. The Daily Mail add that the Premier League was not happy with the late request for a postponement.
The Eagles revealed after the announcement that Vieira is not going to be within the dugout for the guests having examined optimistic for Covid-19 himself.
The Eagles’ squad was advised to remain at dwelling moderately than journey to their staff lodge on Christmas Day after optimistic circumstances amongst Vieira’s backroom workers.
In his press convention, Vieira stated: “We hope we’re going to be okay [to face Spurs] however if you’re wanting on the variety of circumstances round we begin to be anxious.
“We had a few circumstances in our soccer membership within the final couple of days. We attempt our greatest to stop the state of affairs however it’s worrying as a result of the evolution for the following couple of days we don’t know the way it will go.
“I’m not anxious in regards to the gamers’ welfare relating to the [frequency of] video games throughout this era as a result of it’s been like that for years and years. I’m anxious about their welfare relating to COVID. Gamers getting back from the COVID state of affairs and asking them to play with not sufficient coaching is loads on them.”
Each Palace and Tottenham have already got video games to make up on account of postponements. Spurs are three video games behind having had their fixtures with Burnley, Brighton and Leicester pushed again, whereas Palace weren’t in a position to face Watford within the final spherical of Premier League matches.