Confirmed: Why Wolves vs Chelsea game wasn’t cancelled by Premier League

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The Premier League has confirmed that five league matches scheduled for the weekend will not hold anymore, amid coronavirus outbreaks.

While many teams are struggling with the coronavirus outbreak, the Premier League has reveals that not all games will be called off.

Explaining why some games weren’t called off and the yardstick for calling off games, the Premier League explained in a statement:

“It will assess a number of factors, including the ability of a club to field a team; the status, severity and potential impact of the COVID-19 outbreak at the club; and the ability of the players to safely prepare for and play the match.

“The Board must also consider the wider risks to the opposition and other people the club representatives may come into contact with.

“With the health and wellbeing of all players and staff the priority, and in light of the recent rise in COVID-19 cases across the country, the Premier League has reintroduced Emergency Measures.

“These include protocols such as more frequent testing, wearing face coverings while indoors, observing social distancing and limiting treatment time.”

These are the games that have been cancelled so far: Southampton v Brentford, Watford v Crystal Palace and West Ham v Norwich, and Sunday’s match Everton vs Leicester City.

Manchester United’s game against Brighton on Saturday has also been called off.

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