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Premier League reports fall in COVID-19 cases

“(We)
can today confirm that between Monday 27 December 2021 and Sunday 2 January
2022, 14,250 COVID-19 tests were administered on players and club staff. Of
these, there were 94 new positive cases (0.65 percent),” the league said
in a statement Eighteen games have been postponed since last month with clubs
being unable to field teams due to positive cases and injuries.

The figure
had been steadily rising in recent weeks with 90 testing positive between Dec
13-19 and a record 103 cases between Dec 20-26.

Eighteen
games have been postponed since last month due to COVID-19 outbreaks and
injuries at various clubs, while teams have often been forced to field weakened
lineups.

Liverpool
manager Juergen Klopp as well as Alisson Becker, Roberto Firmino and Joel Matip
from the playing squad missed the 2-2 draw at Chelsea on Sunday after returning
positive tests.

Tottenham
Hotspur manager Antonio Conte told reporters on Monday that they were
“monitoring” a couple of possible new COVID-19 cases at the club.

“We are
checking a couple of situations, we’ll see. We didn’t do this (name them) in
the past and we will continue to do this in the same way. We are not 100
percent sure they will miss the game,” Conte said ahead of the Wednesday’s
League Cup semi-final first-leg away to Chelsea.

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