Everton v Leicester City Postponed

The Premier League Board has today granted Leicester City’s request to postpone the Premier League clash with Everton, which was scheduled to take place at Goodison Park this Tuesday 11 January.

The Foxes submitted an application as the club does not have the required number of players available for the match (13 outfield players and one goalkeeper), due to COVID-19 cases, injuries and players on international duty at the Africa Cup of Nations.

It is the second time the fixture has been postponed after the original fixture date of Sunday 19 December was moved because of COVID cases in the Leicester squad.

An announcement on the rearranged match details will be confirmed and communicated on in due course.

All match tickets will remain valid for the rearranged fixture.

A Premier League statement read: "The Board was able to make its decision in advance of the fixture to give clarity to the affected clubs and their fans. We apologise for the inconvenience and disruption caused to supporters who planned on attending and watching the game, and we are aware that postponements will disappoint fans.

"The League aims to provide as much clarity as possible, but unfortunately postponements sometimes have to be made at short notice, as safety is our priority. Where possible, the League will endeavour to keep supporters updated if games become at risk on a matchday.

"The Board assesses applications to postpone matches on a case-by-case basis, based on existing rules and adapted COVID-19 postponement guidance, implemented in light of the new Omicron variant. The Board will assess a number of factors, including the ability of a club to field a team; the status, severity and potential impact of the COVID-19 outbreak at the club; and the ability of the players to safely prepare for and play the match. The Board must also consider the wider risks to the opposition and other people the club representatives may come into contact with. 

"Click here to read the updated guidance on the Premier League’s match postponement process."