Everton was set to host Leicester on Tuesday at Goodison Park but the match has been postponed due to COVID. The Foxes requested the postponement of the match. They missed a lot of players due to a combination of COVID, AFCON, and injuries and were unable to field the first 11.
The clash was originally scheduled to be played in December. However, due to an outbreak in the Foxes squad, the match has been postponed once more.
Leicester’s game at Everton has become the 19th Premier League game to be postponed this season. This is the second time that the Foxes were unable to field a team.
However, Leicester managed to beat Watford by 4:1 in the FA Cup despite missing key members of the starting 11.
Leicester is currently at the 10th position in the EPL table. They have earned 25 points out of the 18 matches played.
Meanwhile, Everton is going through a rough patch of form. Rafa Benitez’s men have managed to secure 19 points out of the 18 played. They are currently placed at the 15th position in the points table.
Official announcement regarding the postponement
A statement on Leicester City’s official page read:
“Leicester City Football Club can confirm that the Premier League fixture away to Everton on Tuesday 11 January has been postponed following a meeting of the Premier League Board.
The decision came after the Football Club confirmed that it had an insufficient number of First Team players available to fulfil the match due to COVID-19 cases, injuries and players on international duty at the Africa Cup of Nations.
The Club regrets the inconvenience this may cause for supporters of both Leicester City and Everton. A new date for the fixture will be confirmed on LCFC.com in due course.”
The date of the rescheduled fixture will be announced later by the Premier League later on.
The Foxes are set to face Burnley in the next Premier League fixture. Meanwhile, The Toffees will be up against Norwich in their next fixture on Saturday.