Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Sporting ExcitementSporting Excitement

Premier League

Steven Gerrard to miss Aston Villa’s next two matches including Chelsea clash after testing positive for Covid-19

, Steven Gerrard to miss Aston Villa’s next two matches including Chelsea clash after testing positive for Covid-19

STEVEN GERRARD will miss Aston Villa’s next two games after testing positive for Covid-19, the Midlands club have confirmed.

Villa’s clash with Burnley was postponed just two hours ahead of kick-off last weekend following an outbreak within the squad.

Steven Gerrard has tested positive for Covid-19

And Gerrard, 41, is the latest staff member at the club to receive a positive test.

A club statement read: “Aston Villa can confirm head coach Steven Gerrard will be unable to attend our next two Premier League matches with Chelsea and Leeds United as he will be isolating after testing positive for Covid-19.”

Villa are set to host the Blues this afternoon, in one of six Boxing Day Prem matches to have so far survived.

Tottenham’s match against Crystal Palace is expected to be called off, however, taking that tally down to five.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Newcastle are then set to host Manchester United tomorrow.

This is the second time that Gerrard has missed matches due to having to isolate this season.

Earlier in the campaign, he missed clashes with Alashkert and Celtic while still managing Rangers.

Since ditching Gers for Villa, Gerrard has won four of his six matches at the helm – only losing to Manchester City and Liverpool

So far, 25 Boxing Day matches across England’s top four leagues have been postponed.

Three games are still set to take place in the Championship.

While just four have made it in League One.

The late postponement of Carlisle vs Rochdale last night made it three matches on in League Two, in a decimated Boxing Day calendar.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Read our Football news live blog for the very latest rumours, gossip and done deals

Did you miss our previous article…




DEREK CHISORA has called on his friend KSI to fight the winner between Jake Paul and Tommy Fury’s “delicious” grudge match. Paul and Fury...


BOXER Kell Brook has apologised for a video showing him snorting a white powder. The former world champion, 36, added that he will seek...


JAKE PAUL has been warned he has “made a mistake” by having Mike Perry as the backup replacement for his fight with Tommy Fury....


NEWLY retired Gareth Bale shone on the first day of his PGA career, as he pulled off an incredible cart path shot and hit...


NICK Kyrgios has admitted he pushed his ex onto the pavement during a row but has avoided conviction. The Australian tennis star pleaded guilty...


ELLE BROOKE revealed she once sold a tub of her own SPIT to a fan for £200. The content creator has shot to fame...