CHELSEA has had a request to postpone this afternoon’s clash with Wolves approved by the Premier League, according to reports.
The Blues have had some problems with Covid-19 and may have to cross out unsuitable players on their bench to make up the numbers.
But despite this difficulty, Telegraph reports that this afternoon’s match is set to resume – after Prem rejected the Blues’ offer to postpone the match.
Arsenal’s Victory 4-1 over Leeds is currently the only top-flight game taking place this weekend.
Five Prem clashes were postponed yesterday, including Manchester United vs Brighton.
The last time it was postponed was Aston Villa’s home game against Burnley, with the match just two hours before kick-off – make fans fuming.
Chelsea had a game against Everton in the middle of the week, although a number of players were absent.
The Blues confirmed before the game that Callum Hudson-Odoi, Romelu Lukaku, Ben Chilwell and Timo Werner have tested positive for Covid-19 and will be missed.
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Lukaku has since updated fans on Instagram, writing: “A few days ago I tested positive for COVID. I feel good now and I am in quarantine for the next days.”
“I’ve seen the messages so thank you for that. Keep everyone safe.”
Kai Havertz also missed Thursday’s game because he was feeling ‘unwell’.
Tuchel was without Mateo Kovacic last week, after the Croatian tested positive.
Wolves have confirmed their own Covid case, with Fabio Silva and Yerson Mosquera having tested positive.
Chelsea’s clash with Wolves isn’t the only Prem game still going on this afternoon.
As it stands, Newcastle will face Manchester City in the UK televised match at 2pm.
While Spurs vs Liverpool is still set to be watched.
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https://www.the-sun.com/sport/premier-league/4302507/chelsea-wolves-covid-premier-league/ Chelsea have requested Wolves clash rejected by Premier League after Covid outbreak hours before kick-off