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There will be no match for Marcelo Bielsa: Premier suspended Leeds vs. Aston Villa

The clubs of the Premier league continue to suffer from infections by coronavirus (COVID-19) and many games had to be suspended over the last few weeks. Leeds United has been one of the hardest hit, due to the significant number of infected within the squad, and this Sunday it was known that the team will continue without activity.

Through a statement, the institution led by Marcelo Bielsa revealed that it agreed with the English league organization to suspend the game against Aston Villa at Elland Road, which was scheduled for this Tuesday, December 28.

We can confirm that the match valid for the 20th of the Premier League has been postponed. While there were no new COVID-19 cases on campus, the majority of those who tested positive prior to the Liverpool game have yet to come out of isolation‚ÄĚLeeds reported through its official channels.

Recall that the ‘Whites’ did not participate in Boxing Day (December 26) against Liverpool because they could not comply with the rules adapted in the pandemic: they must have 13 players and a substitute goalkeeper. The outbreak of infections and the plague of injuries have affected Marcelo Bielsa’s plans throughout this season.

For now, there is no rescheduling date for the match, but Leeds assured that they will communicate on the decisions on the schedule, so that the fans do not lose their tickets. If there are no more changes at the end of this year, the club would only play again on January 2, 2022, when they host Burnley.

What matches have been suspended by COVID-19 in the Premier League?

Apart from the suspension of Leeds vs. Aston Villa; On Boxing Day, on matchday 19 of the Premier League, they were not played either: Liverpool vs. Leeds, Wolverhampton vs. Watford and Burnley vs. Everton because of COVID-19; While on date 18, six other games had been postponed: Aston Villa vs. Burnley, Manchester United vs. Brighton, Southampton vs. Brentford, Watford vs. Crystal Palace, West Ham vs. Norwich and Everton vs. Leicester.

In the same way, it is worth mentioning that Tottenham vs. Brighton, Brentford vs. Manchester United, Burnley vs. Watford and Leicester vs. Tottenham were the other clashes that were not disputed due to the outbreak of coronavirus infections in the previous weeks.

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