Burnley, who are threatened with relegation, received another blow as the Leicester City match was postponed due to Covid and injuries


Burnley have been dealt a further blow in the fight for survival in the Premier League after facing the possibility of losing more ground against their relegation rivals due to the postponement of the match against Leicester City.

Sean Dyche, who is in isolation due to Covid-19, does not have enough players to complete matches at Turf Moor due to illness, injury and Chris Wood sales at Newcastle United this week.

This means that they had five postponed matches, including the match against Tottenham, which was interrupted at the last minute due to snow.

The goal of the relegation against Watford has been postponed to Tuesday, and the matches against Aston Villa and Everton should be included in the crowded list of matches. Until they play again, they will play five games less than some in the competition.

Premier League rules say a club must play a match if it has 13 outside players and one goalkeeper available, and Dyche has revealed that his team had problems when players were missing to defeat Manchester United at Old Trafford.

They have since lost to Leeds United and the FA Cup against Huddersfield Town, with fewer games but just a point less than the bottom of the Premier League due to just one win of the season.

The loss of the wood is a big blow to Burnley, who insisted in a statement that the New Zealand international had fulfilled Newcastle’s buyout clause. Despite the benefits of a £ 10 million profit from its sale, Burnley remains without its main striker.

They are testing options, but it could prove to be a difficult or overpriced landing, like Serhou Guirassy of Rennes. The club is expected to switch to options in England and the EFL as the month progresses.

Dyche was supposed to talk about Wood’s loss on the eve of the Leicester match, but his press conference was canceled when the match turned out to be postponed. He was not at the club’s training base during the isolation this week.

“We’ve been strong in the second half of the season in the past, no matter the challenge we’ve had,” Dyche said recently. “I think there’s a good belief in what we’re doing, and the players know how close they are to fixing things. But we can talk about it and analyze it and show you the statistics, but the biggest statistic is the table.”

Dyche recently signed a new four-year contract with Turf Moor and is celebrating a decade at the club next season. He revealed that his role has changed since the arrival of American owners ALK Capital, as he now focuses only on football and is less involved in board meetings on the club’s commercial side.



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