LEEDS UNITED’S clash with Aston Villa has become the latest Premier League fixture to be postponed due to coronavirus.
The two sides were due to go head-to-head on Tuesday 28 December – but it has now been confirmed the game is off.
A large number of Marcelo Bielsa’s squad that tested positive prior to the cancelled match with Liverpool due to take place today will not be out of isolation in time to be available to play.
Leeds confirmed: “We can confirm our Premier League game with Aston Villa on 28th December 2021 has been postponed.
“Whilst there have been no new COVID cases in the playing squad, the majority of those who tested positive prior to the Liverpool game are not yet out of isolation.
“Therefore, we still do not have enough recognised first-team players to meet the Premier League requirements for the fixture.”
A statement from Villa said: “Aston Villa can confirm our Premier League fixture with Leeds United on Tuesday, December 28 has been postponed due to COVID-19 cases in the Leeds squad.
“Everyone at Aston Villa would like to send our best wishes and a speedy recovery to everyone affected at Leeds United.”
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