The Premier League match between Everton and Leicester City has been postponed because Leicester are having a depleted squad due to Covid-19 cases in the team, Injuries and players on international duty at the AFCON (Africa Cup of Nations).
The virus has had a huge effect on the sports fraternity because of which, a lot of fixtures are being called off especially in the Premier League. Brendan Rodgers the Leicester City’s manager had already hinted that the club could ask for postponement after having only eight senior players for the match they won in the FA Cup on Saturday against Watford.
The Premier League accepted Foxes’ request as the club does not have the required number of players available for the match (13 outfield players and 1 goalkeeper). This will be the 19 game which is postponed due to the Covid-19 crisis.
Everton's match against Leicester at Goodison Park, on Tuesday 11 January, has regrettably been postponed
The Premier League Board accepted Leicester City’s application as they do not have the required number of players available
— Premier League (@premierleague) January 9, 2022
Leicester City will miss the presence of Jamie Vardy, Ricardo Pereira, Jonny Evans, Caglar Soyuncu, Patson Daka, Timothy Castagne, James Justin, Wesley Fofana, Boubakary Soumare and Luke Thomas.
Kelechi Iheanacho, Wilfred Ndidi and Daniel Amartey are off to AFCON ( Africa Cup of Nations) for international duties, leaving Leicester with a depleted squad.
The foxes also had their games against Norwich City and Tottenham Hotspur postponed previously.
The same situation was faced by the Toffees last month as their matches were postponed against Burnley and Newcastle United.