Tottenham vs Fulham called off due to Covid-19 outbreak


Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham will not be facing Fulham on Wednesday evening (Getty Images)

Tottenham’s Premier League clash against Fulham on Wednesday evening has been postponed due to a coronavirus outbreak at the west London club.

Scott Parker’s side were due to face Tottenham in north London at 6pm on Wednesday but the match is now the second Premier League fixture to be called off this week after Manchester City’s clash with Everton was also postponed.

Fulham posted a number of positive results for Covid-19 following their latest round of testing and had been in talks with the Premier League over whether the fixture could be played.

Parker, meanwhile, missed Fulham’s 0-0 draw with Southampton on Boxing Day as he was self-isolating after a member of his household tested positive. He was due to return to the bench for his side’s trip to Tottenham.

On Wednesday afternoon, Spurs boss Jose Mourinho sarcastically praised the Premier League as Tottenham were still waiting on a decision over whether their fixture was going ahead.

Mourinho posted on his Instagram account at 2.04pm: ‘Match at 6 pm… We still don’t know if we play. Best league in the world’.

Tottenham are now due to face Leeds United on Saturday (AFP via Getty)
Scott Parker missed Fulham’s draw with Southampton on Boxing Day as he was self-isolating (Getty)

In the the latest round of testing across Premier League clubs there were 18 positive Covid-19 results among players and staff, which is the highest figure since testing first began under ‘Project Restart’ in June.

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