Aston Villa's Premier League clash with Everton postponed

Aston Villa’s Premier League clash with Everton postponed with players still isolating after Covid-19 outbreak

Aston Villa’s Premier League clash against Everton, scheduled for Sunday at Villa Park, has been postponed.

A significant number of Villa’s squad are still isolating after a Covid-19 outbreak at the club.

The game was meant to be played on January 17. Everton are fifth, while Villa are eighth and have played 15 games so far this season, the lowest number in the Premier League.

Aston Villa's Premier League clash with Everton on Sunday has now been postponed

Aston Villa’s Premier League clash with Everton on Sunday has now been postponed

Villa were forced to play a team of youngsters in their FA Cup match with Liverpool last week

Villa were forced to play a team of youngsters in their FA Cup match with Liverpool last week

Their match against Tottenham was scheduled for Wednesday night but on Monday, they were replaced by Fulham and the game finished 1-1.

The outbreak at the Midlands club could have seen their FA Cup tie against Liverpool last week called off. Villa fielded players from their Under 23 and Under 18 team and they were beaten 4-1 by a strong Liverpool side.

Villa chief executive Christian Purslow spoke to Sky Sports about the outbreak, saying:’We went from 0 positive tests for Covid to 14 within our first team. Ten of the 14 positive tests are for players.’

Newcastle were meant to face Villa in December but the match was postponed due to the North East club dealing with a coronavirus outbreak of their own.

Villa's last game before the Covid-19 outbreak hit saw them lose 2-1 to Manchester United

Villa’s last game before the Covid-19 outbreak hit saw them lose 2-1 to Manchester United

And the Premier League confirmed on Thursday that the game has now been rescheduled forSaturday, January 23.

Villa’s next match, as it stands, will be against third-place Manchester City on January 20.

Their last game before the outbreak was on New Year’s Day – a 2-1 defeat by Manchester United who are currently top of the Premier League.

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