Aston Villa and Everton were scheduled to face each other on Sunday, but at the request of Aston Villa and due to the COVID-19 outbreak at the club, it was finally agreed to cancel and postpone the match.
“Aston Villa’s home match against Everton, scheduled to be played on Sunday, January 17 has been postponed by the Premier League Board,” Premier League statement reads.
“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.”
Aston Villa have been struggling with a coronavirus outbreak at the club which affected their FA Cup match against Liverpool. Villa eventually went on to face Liverpool with their U23s and lost 4-1.
Also, according to the Football Association, Aston Villa's match against Newcastle, which was previously postponed, will take place on Saturday, January 23.
These days, The FA is under pressure to temporarily shut down the Premier League due to the widespread outbreak of coronavirus among players, but so far it has refused to do so, and this week, most of the matches will take place as scheduled.
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