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Steven Gerrard misses Villa’s next two games after testing positive for Covid-19

Steven Gerrard has announced that he will miss the next two Premier League matches for Aston Villa after a positive test on Covid-19.

The villa’s head coach will not attend the dugout for a Boxing Day clash with Chelsea, a live show at Sky Sports, or a trip to Leeds on Tuesday.

“Aston Villa can confirm that Steven Gerrard will not be able to play in the next two Premier League games against Chelsea and Leeds United, the club said in a statement.

The villa meeting with Burnley last weekend was postponed due to an increase in the number of positive coronavirus tests within the team.

The match against Chelsea at Villa Park is one of six Premier League matches scheduled for Boxing Day.

One of the three postponed games is a trip to Liverpool in Leeds due to an outbreak of Covid at the Yorkshire Club in addition to the problem of injury. So it’s unclear if the Villa match on December 28th at Elland Road will go on anyway.

In total, 25 Boxing Day matches across the top four divisions of England football have been postponed after two more EFL matches have been cancelled.

The match against Bristol City at Luton’s home was the seventh championship fixture, and the league two match against Carlyle’s Rockdale at Brunton Park was postponed.

Luton and Carlyle both reported an outbreak of Covid in their squad.

Only 10 games will be played on Boxing Day.

The Premier League publishes guidance on postponing fixtures
Managers and captains’ concerns were heard by the Premier League at a special meeting on Thursday.

Managers and players have expressed concern about the number of games they must play in a row during the Christmas holidays, as they are being sought after by teams that have been reduced in size as a result of Covid-19.

Antonio Conte believes meetings between the Premier League and managers and players were a waste of time as pressure grows on the league over fixture congestion and rising coronavirus cases.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has raised the possibility of players striking over welfare issues, and Tottenham coach Antonio Conte has labeled the meeting as a “waste of time.”

Following a call from managers for transparency as to why some matches were canceled and why they weren’t, the Premier League has released guidance explaining the protocol for postponing matches.

Clubs are said to need to provide the following information when applying for a postponed game:

Details of players and staff who have Covid, their vaccination status, and-if known-the source of their infection
Not available to players or staff due to injury or illness
Players on the team list still available, including “appropriately experienced” U21 players
Medical information to check the status of each unavailable player, reviewed by the Premier League medical advisor

The Premier League considers the following factors when deciding whether to allow a request:

The number of first teams available and “appropriately experienced” U21 players, as well as the impact of Covid’s infection, injury, illness, and isolation on the team.
If the club does not have at least 13 outfielders and goalkeepers, the match will be postponed.
Incidence of Covid in clubs (number and source of infections, proximity to matches, etc.)
The ability of the club to prepare players safely
Medical advice on whether playing a match poses an unacceptable risk to the health and safety of players and staff
Advice from the UK Health Securities Agency and other public authorities
Other exceptional situations

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