Burnley’s first game of 2021 postponed after further coronavirus cases in Fulham camp

Burnley’s first game of 2021, at home to Fulham on Sunday, has been postponed after further coronavirus cases emerged at the West London club.

The Premier League match ball
The Premier League match ball

The Cottagers’ game at Spurs on Wednesday night was called off less than four hours before kick-off after a number of COVID-19 cases were confirmed at Fulham, but manager Scott Parker had said: “I do not know whether the Burnley game will be played or not, we have retesting over the last few days. We are preparing as best we can to go to Burnley and get some points.”

However, The Athletic report that Fulham players were told not to report to their Motspur Park training facility on Saturday, ahead of travelling north.

The situation is further complicated with Fulham striker Alexsandar Mitrovic under investigation by the club after a video appeared, with the Serbian appearing to be filmed with compatriot Luka Milivojevic of Crystal Palace on New Year’s Eve.

The game was set to be the first under Burnley’s new owners ALK Capital.