Aston Villa have had a 2nd Premier League match in a week held off after Everton’s visit on Sunday was postponed due to continuous coronavirus problems at the club.

Dean Smith’s side had already lost the midweek component versus Tottenham following the closure of their training ground a week ago after nine players and 5 staff evaluated positive for Covid-19.

The led to the club needing to field youth group gamers in the FA Cup beat to Liverpool and despite initially moving the Everton match back 24 hours to give it every possibility of happening it has actually not been possible.

” Aston Villa’s home match against Everton, scheduled to be played on Sunday, January 17 has actually been postponed by the Premier League Board,” said a Premier League statement.

” Following the rescheduling of Villa’s component versus Tottenham Hotspur, which was because of be played last night, a significant number of gamers and personnel stay in isolation.

” As an outcome, the Premier League Board has actually consented to Aston Villa’s request to delay their match on Sunday.”

Following the most current midweek round of fixtures Villa are already 2 matches behind most of their rivals and that will rise to three at the weekend.

One of the matches they have– the video game at home to Newcastle which was held off from December fourth after the north east club’s own coronavirus outbreak– has been rescheduled for Saturday, January 23rd.

Premier League clubs were provided with brand-new guidelines last week and primary executive Richard Masters has composed to all to advise them of the “crucial significance” of sticking to the procedures.