Premier League clubs are set to meet and discuss fixture postponement in the Christmas period.
Matches have been canceled since the last week with six not taking place this weekend after several clubs registered internal breakouts of COVID-19 cases, leaving them unable to fulfill squad requirements.
The Athletic now reports that the teams will have a meeting on Monday to look for a way forward after a section of the teams complained of being forced to play games with the depleted squad; Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers blaming Tv rights for such a move.
🚨 EXCL: Premier League clubs will discuss at Monday’s emergency meeting whether to postpone a round of festive matches due to the #COVID19 situation. Gameweek 20 (28/29/30 Dec) most likely, amid player welfare concerns. W/ @AdamCrafton_ for @TheAthleticUK https://t.co/ono3tK1Fg5
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) December 19, 2021
According to the reports, the fixtures on December 28, December 29, and December 30 which will fall on game week 20, are the round of matches most likely to be postponed.
The report comes even as the Premier League expressed no intention of not stopping the games anytime soon.