Chelsea fans rage after Premier League reportedly turned down club's request to postpone Wolves game
Chelsea have made a request to postpone Sunday’s clash against Wolves due to the numbers of their Covid-19 cases, which was rejected by the Premier League, according to The Telegraph.
The report claims the Premier League turned down Chelsea’s request on Sunday morning, with the game due to take place at Molineux at 2pm.
As it stands, Chelsea have only confirmed that four of their players tested positive for Covid-19; Timo Werner, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Romelu Lukaku, and Ben Chilwell.
Kai Havertz eventually tested negative despite having to miss out on midweek’s 1-1 draw with Everton while waiting for the result.
There have been unconfirmed rumours on social media that there have been more positive Covid-19 cases among the Chelsea squad, which would make it easy to see why they made the request in the first place.
Five of the six Premier League games due to take place on Saturday were called off due to the spread of Covid-19 among the clubs.
So it is safe to say that many found the Premier League’s reportedly rejecting Chelsea’s request surprising.
Some Chelsea fans have even expressed their disappointment over the decision on Twitter.
Premier League games that have been postponed this weekend due to Covid-19…— LDN (@LDNFootbalI) December 19, 2021
Man United vs Brighton
Aston Villa vs Burnley
Southampton vs Brentford
Watford vs Palace
West Ham vs Norwich
Everton vs Leicester
Chelsea with 7 positive cases, have their request rejected. pic.twitter.com/CN2KGi8ev5
how exactly is this fair?— iris (@luciahanka) December 19, 2021
Why can some clubs get games cancelled after 3 bench players test positive but when 7 chelsea starters test positive we’re made to play our game— Will (@willreyner) December 19, 2021
Definitely an agenda against Chelsea from the Premier League and Match Officials. The streets know!— SNAZ ⭐⭐ (@GarySnazMeyer) December 19, 2021
Earlier, Thomas Tuchel also admitted he might have to take risks with two key players amid the long list of absentees.