Everton’s Game With Aston Villa Has Been Postponed By The Premier League

League chiefs pushed back Sunday’s clash at Villa Park a day in order to allow the hosts time to recover from a coronavirus outbreak at their training base.

As a result, the Midlands club were forced to field a team of under-23 and under-18 players for their FA Cup third round exit at the hands of Liverpool.

However Villa requested that this weekend’s 12pm match with the Blues be postponed due to several first-team players and staff remaining in isolation.

“Aston Villa’s home match against Everton, scheduled to be played on Sunday 17 January at 12:00 GMT, has been postponed by the Premier League Board,” confirmed a Premier League statement.

“Following the rescheduling of Villa’s fixture against Tottenham Hotspur, which was due to be played last night, a significant number of players and staff remain in isolation.

“As a result, the Premier League Board has agreed to Aston Villa’s request to postpone their match on Sunday.”

Everton have seen two top-flight games called off in the space of three weeks by Covid-19, with last month’s visit of Manchester City also halted.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side will now have an additional nine days to prepare for their next match against Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup fourth round.

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