BREAKING NEWS: Tottenham’s Covid outbreak ‘has become even WORSE’, to add to seven first-team players who had already tested positive, with the club set to request a postponement of their Premier League game at Brighton
- Spurs are struggling with a Covid outbreak after seven player tested positive
- The situation has now worsened, reports claim, and their Brighton trip is at risk
- Antonio Conte’s men are preparing to face Rennes in the Conference League
Tottenham’s clash against Brighton on Sunday is at risk of being postponed after their Covid outbreak reportedly escalated.
Spurs were hit with a bombshell that seven players had tested positive for the virus after taking a lateral flow, with the squad awaiting the results of a PCR test to confirm their worst fears.
But now the Evening Standard report the situation was worsened with more positive cases – and now Spurs are set to request that their Premier League away trip to Brighton on Sunday is pushed back.
Tottenham’s Covid outbreak has reportedly worsened and their Brighton clash is at risk
It is not yet known which players have been affected, but up to seven initially tested positive
Tottenham are already preparing to face Rennes in the UEFA Conference League on Thursday night, with the European body previously confirming the game will still go ahead, but their game at the AMEX looks doubtful.
The outbreak comes as a huge blow to Spurs boss Antonio Conte, whose side have won their last three successive games and are desperate to keep momentum going.
Spurs already have a game in hand to play after their clash at Burnley was called off due to adverse weather and Conte will be frustrated to miss out on another chance to close the gap to the top four – even without a number of top players.
Sportsmail has approached Tottenham for comment.
The news comes as a huge blow to Spurs, who are looking to keep their momentum after three straight Premier League wins
While the Brighton game has huge question marks, their clash at Rennes is unlikely to be postponed due to UEFA’s rules stipulating that ties are only placed into jeopardy ‘if less than 13 players registered on the A list or no registered goalkeeper are available.’
Earlier in the season, the club reported two false positives ahead of their trip to Newcastle after taking lateral flow tests before the senior players were given the all clear to take part.
Covid outbreaks were common last season – with many games forced to be delayed as players were struck down with the virus – but Spurs would become the first team to postpone a game if they are unable to fulfil their fixture at Brighton.