Crystal Palace’s journey to Tottenham on Boxing Day is about to be postponed resulting from a Covid-19 outbreak within the Eagles’ squad.
Either side have already got video games to make up resulting from postponements. Spurs are three video games behind having had their fixtures with Burnley, Brighton and Leicester pushed again, whereas Palace weren’t in a position to face Watford within the final spherical of Premier League matches.
Soccer London report two of Patrick Vieira’s backroom workers have examined optimistic, including to the circumstances the supervisor reported on Friday.
Palace’s gamers delayed travelling to their resort on Christmas day earlier than listening to the response from the Premier League. Official affirmation of the postponement has not but been printed,.
In Friday’s press convention, Vieira stated: “We hope we’re going to be okay [to face Spurs] however if you’re trying on the variety of circumstances round we begin to be fearful.
“We had a few circumstances in our soccer membership within the final couple of days. We strive our greatest to forestall the scenario however it’s worrying as a result of the evolution for the following couple of days we don’t know the way it will go.
“I’m not fearful in regards to the gamers’ welfare concerning the [frequency of] video games throughout this era as a result of it’s been like that for years and years. I’m fearful about their welfare concerning COVID. Gamers getting back from the COVID scenario and asking them to play with not sufficient coaching is rather a lot on them.”