The piece claims that the results are expected to arrive tomorrow, however it’s since emerged that the club in question appears to be Leicester City, with Brendan Rodgers revealing today that ‘a few players’ in his squad have been in self-isolation after showing ‘symptoms and signs’ of the virus.
It was reported earlier today by The Times that playing games behind closed doors is a matter of when not if, with streaming services expected to be put in place for season-ticket and ticket holders.
As for this weekend, the Telegraph report that there’ll be ‘huge pressure’ on the Premier League to suspend ALL games this weekend IF this Leicester City trio test positive for Coronavirus:
“All players at an unnamed Premier League club are today being tested for the coronavirus after three first-team players displayed symptoms. The test results are expected back tomorrow.
“One player first showed symptoms of the virus earlier this week and was immediately placed in self-isolation. He appeared to be getting better but has since relapsed with two others subsequently displaying symptoms.
“If the results come back positive the club’s game this weekend will certainly be called off but it will also lead to huge pressure on the Premier League to follow the lead of other European leagues and suspend all matches.”
With the situation threatening to get out of hand (if it’s not already) and other top European leagues either calling games off or agreeing to play behind closed doors as of now, it’s time for the FA to act – and quickly.