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The Premier League has been urged to cancel this weekend’s round of matches, after a number of teams recorded multiple positive Covid-19 cases.
One of the latest teams to be hit by the deadly virus is Brentford, whose manager has now called for intervention from the league’s governing body.
Thomas Frank was only midway through his press conference on Thursday, when he was informed that 13 positive cases were confirmed in his Brentford side.
Speaking to the media in view of the developments, Frank said, “We think we should postpone the full round of Premier League games this weekend.
“Covid cases are going through the roof at all Premier League clubs, everyone is dealing with it and having problems.
“To postpone this round and also the Carabao Cup round would give everyone a week at least, or four or five days to clean and do everything at the training ground so everything is clean and you break the chain.”
He added, “We fully respect that we want to play and it is important football keeps going, and this way we can make sure Boxing Day keeps going, I’m 100 per cent sure of that.
“This Omicron variant is running like wildfire around the world and I think we need to do all we can to protect and avoid it. I think we can do a lot by closing down training grounds for three, four or five days, and then we can go again.”
Man United reportedly have 19 cases of positive Covid cases, according to reports, with their game against Brentford having to be postponed on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, reports claim that at least four Chelsea players have tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of tonight’s Premier League clash with Everton and the first-team squad is undertaking further tests prior to the game.