Watford’s clash against Burnley postponed at the last minute due to the COVID-19 outbreak

Burnley and Watford won’t be playing against each other in the Premier League this mid-week as the home side is been hit by COVID-19 outbreak cases.

COVID-19 disrupts another match as the clash between Watford and Burnley in the Premier League which was scheduled to be played on Wednesday night is now been postponed by the EPL (English Premier League) officials. The decision of postponing this match between Claudio Ranieri’s men and Sean Dyche’s men was taken very quickly and at the last moment as the kick-off was only 2 hours away. It was reported that some members of Watford’s staff have been tested positive for COVID-19 because of which they have no option but to cancel the game.

Earlier this week, Premier League saw another case like this when Manchester United was about to play against newly promoted side Brentford. The match was postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak at the MUFC camp. It was reported by David Ornstein who is a football correspondent in TheAthleticUK that some players and staff members were tested positive after their clash against Norwich City at Carrow Road where they won by 1-0.


Burnley’s official website posted a statement where they mentioned the reason that why their match against Watford couldn’t go ahead. “Burnley Football Club can confirm tonight’s match against Watford has been postponed due to an ongoing Covid outbreak within the opposition squad,” Premier League club Burnley posted a statement on their official website.

Burnley FC is currently placed in the 18th position in the league as Sean Dyche’s men are not up to the mark this season. Meanwhile, Watford FC somehow managed to stay outside the bottom 3 as they are in the 17th position, with 13 points in 16 games this season. Their next game is against Crystal Palace who defeated Everton FC by 3-1 last Sunday after such an amazing performance.