Man Utd, Chelsea and Tottenham learn new fixture dates following postponements

Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham have all learnt the rescheduled dates of fixtures that had to be postponed in the wake of a rising number of Covid-19 cases in many club’s respective camps.

United’s first game to fall due to the virus was their away trip to newly-promoted Brentford which was originally intended to take place on December 14th before Ralf Rangnick’s men recorded a number of positive cases and were forced to close their Carrington training base.

That contest has now been rearranged and United will make the trip down to London for an 8pm kick-off on Wednesday, January 19.

This fixture will fall in the middle of what will undoubtedly be a defining seven days in United’s hopes for a top-four finish this season as they have three Premier League games in one week.

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Ralf Rangnick’s men will play three league games in seven days in mid-January
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The first comes away to Aston Villa as Steven Gerrard looks to get one over on a club he did battle with so many times as a Liverpool player.

A trip to Villa Park is followed by another away day a Brentford the rearranged fixture before the Red Devils welcome David Moyes’ back to Old Trafford with his high-flying West Ham side.

United’s form on their travels has been drastically better than their displays at Old Trafford which could spark some optimism they get through this seven day period relatively unscathed.

Rangnick’s side are still well in the race for a top-four finish come the end of the campaign but will face stern competition from the likes of north London duo Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.

Spurs have also endured a torrid time of it when it comes to their fixture list being ravaged by both Covid-19 cases and adverse weather conditions.

The Premier League are still working on finding a new date for their contest away at Burnley which was originally postponed in late November due to heavy snow.

However, Spurs’ trip to the King Power to take on Leicester City has been rescheduled after being scrapped due to a number of positive cases within the Tottenham squad.

Antonio Conte’s first few months as Spurs boss have been badly impacted by Covid-19
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Antonio Conte’s players will take on Brendan Rodgers’ Foxes on the same night as United’s trip to Brentford – Wednesday, January 19.

Spurs and Leicester will kick off at a slightly earlier time of 7:30pm.

Chelsea’s home contest against Brighton & Hove Albion will now take place on Tuesday, January 18 after it was first postponed on December 29 due to Covid-19.

Burnley’s home clash with Watford will also take place on Tuesday, January 18 at a kick-off time of 7:30pm.

The Premier League has warned that if any of the FA Cup third-round matches this weekend involving these sides are postponed, the aforementioned rearranged Premier League fixture listed will yet again be affected.

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