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Spurs suffer further COVID-19 blow

Spurs covid-19 outbreak, Six Sports

According to reports, Spurs have suffered a further Covid-19 blow with more first-team and academy players testing positive after the initial outbreak.

Tottenham Hotspurs have been out of action for a week. Spurs are also expecting a third successive match to be postponed due to the covid outbreak at the club. The Lilywhites missed the mid-week UEFA Conference League tie against Rennes. They also missed the Premier League game-week 15 clash against Brighton & Hove Albion.

Last week it was confirmed by Antonio Conte that Spurs had 13 positive tests at the club. Eight of these were first-team players and the rest were background staff members. As a result, the training ground was forced to close and was set to re-open on Monday.

But according to The Telegraph,  another first-team player has tested positive for the virus. In addition to that, the Spurs Under-23s have also suffered a Covid-19 outbreak. To add to Antonio Conte’s misery the Leicester City clash on Thursday is still not called off. The Italian manager could just have 13 first-team players with him for the mid-week clash against Leicester City.

Other Premier League clubs suffering with Covid-19 outbreak?

Just like Spurs, a number of Manchester United squad members have tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of the Brentford clash on Tuesday. The training session on Sunday was called off. The rest of the squad trained outside and individual and non-contact sessions were held. But it was confirmed yesterday by the Premier League that the Brentford clash scheduled for Tuesday was postponed.

Aston Villa and Brighton have also had Covid related problems at the club. While Arsenal had a few members of background staff test positive for Covid recently. There were 42 positive cases found between the 6th December and 12th December covid testes by the Premier League.

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