Brighton Premier League decision to be made as another Tottenham player tests positive for Covid

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Tottenham are yet to decide whether to request a postponement from the Premier League for Sunday’s game at Brighton following a series of positive Covid tests at the club, football.london understands.

In action on Sunday as they defeated Norwich City 3-0, the club have since been struck by a Covid outbreak in their camp.

football.london understands that currently seven first-team players have recorded positive results for Covid in lateral flow tests, including one more testing positive on Tuesday, while some coaching staff members have also been affected.

The outbreak has thrown Antonio Conte’s plans into disarray ahead of a busy few weeks for the Lilywhites.

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With Rennes to come in the Europa Conference League on Thursday evening, Spurs then face Brighton at the Amex on Sunday before tricky games against Leicester City and Liverpool the following week.

As reported by football.london on Monday, those who tested positive using a lateral flow test would then undergo a further PCR test on Tuesday, with results from the PCR test normally coming the following day.

The club did have two players earlier in the season recording false positive tests and then negatives on two follow-up tests.

football.london understands that a decision over requesting a postponement from the Premier League for the Brighton fixture will not be made until the various results from the PCR tests come through.

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While a couple of Premier League games were cancelled last season due to Covid outbreaks, it is a slightly different case in the Europa Conference League.

The UEFA rules for the competition suggest that a match would only be in jeopardy if “less than 13 players registered on the A list or no registered goalkeeper are available”.

As things stand, football.london understands that Thursday night’s match against Rennes is expected to go ahead as planned.

Tottenham have also switched Conte’s press conference on Wednesday from an in-person one at Hotspur Way to Zoom-only, as a precaution as they try to contain the outbreak.

Source by Football London

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