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Covid cancellations in football: Which games have been called off? What are the Premier League rules?

We list all the Premier League and other football games postponed due to Covid, and the games that have been rescheduled so far; only six games were postponed in the 2020/21 season due to Covid

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Which games have been called off due to Covid-19? Which have already been rescheduled? And what are the Premier League rules around postponements?

Arsenal's trip to Tottenham, called off after the Gunners declared they had insufficient players available, is the 21st Premier League fixture to be postponed in the last month.

Burnley's home clash with Leicester, scheduled for Saturday January 15, has also been removed from this weekend's fixture list.

Which Premier League games have been called off?

Brighton vs Tottenham - Sunday December 12, Premier League

Brentford vs Man Utd - Tuesday December 14, Premier League (now January 19, 8pm)

Burnley vs Watford - Wednesday December 15, Premier League (now February 5 at 6pm)

Leicester vs Tottenham - Thursday December 16, Premier League (now January 19, 7.30pm)

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Man Utd vs Brighton - Saturday December 18, Premier League

Southampton vs Brentford - Saturday December 18, Premier League (now January 11, 7.45pm)

Watford vs Crystal Palace - Saturday December 18, Premier League (now February 23, 7.30pm)

West Ham vs Norwich - Saturday December 18, Premier League (now January 12, 7.45pm)

Aston Villa vs Burnley - Saturday December 18, Premier League

Everton vs Leicester - Sunday December 19, Premier League (now January 11, 8pm)

Liverpool vs Leeds - Sunday December 26, Premier League (now February 23, 7.45pm)

Wolves vs Watford - Sunday December 26, Premier League

Burnley vs Everton - Sunday December 26, Premier League

Leeds vs Aston Villa - Tuesday December 28, Premier League

Arsenal vs Wolves - Tuesday December 28, Premier Leaguem (now February 24, 7.45pm)

Everton vs Newcastle - Thursday December 30, Premier League

Leicester vs Norwich - Saturday January 1, Premier League

Southampton vs Newcastle - Sunday January 2, Premier League

Burnley vs Leicester - Saturday January 15, Premier League

Tottenham vs Arsenal - Sunday January 16, Premier League

Burnley vs Watford - Tuesday January 18, Premier League

Which Premier League games have been rescheduled?

Brighton v Chelsea - Tuesday January 18, Premier League, kick-off 8pm

Leicester v Spurs - Wednesday January 19, Premier League, kick-off 7.30pm

Brentford v Man Utd - Wednesday January 19, Premier League, kick-off 8pm

Burnley vs Watford - Saturday February 5, Premier League, kick-off 6pm

Burnley vs Tottenham - Wednesday February 23, Premier League, kick-off 7.30pm

Watford vs Crystal Palace - Wednesday February 23, Premier League, kick-off 7.30pm

Liverpool vs Leeds United - Wednesday February 23, Premier League, kick-off 7.45pm

Arsenal vs Wolves - Thursday February 24, Premier League, kick-off 7.45pm

Burnley vs Leicester - Tuesday March 1, Premier League, kick-off 7.45pm

Which other games have been postponed?

A string of fixtures across other competitions have also been postponed.

Tottenham vs Rennes - Thursday December 9, Europa Conference League

Sheffield Utd vs QPR - Monday December 13, Championship

Man City Women vs Leicester City Women - Wednesday December 15, League Cup

Cardiff vs Derby - Saturday December 18, Championship

QPR vs Swansea - Saturday December 18, Championship

Reading vs Luton - Saturday December 18, Championship

Millwall vs Preston - Saturday December 18, Championship

AFC Wimbledon vs Portsmouth - Saturday December 18, League One

Gillingham vs Crewe - Saturday December 18, League One

Lincoln City vs Doncaster Rovers - Saturday December 18, League One

Sheffield Wednesday vs Accrington - Saturday December 18, League One

Barrow vs Northampton - Saturday December 18, League Two

Carlisle vs Bradford - Saturday December 18, League Two

Colchester vs Hartlepool - Saturday December 18, League Two

Crawley vs Oldham - Saturday December 18, League Two

Forest Green vs Mansfield Town - Saturday December 18, League Two

Scunthorpe vs Bristol Rovers - Saturday December 18, League Two

Chelsea Women vs West Ham Women - Sunday December 19, Women's Super League

Man City Women vs Reading Women - Sunday December 19, Women's Super League

Arsenal Women vs Brighton Women - Sunday December 19, Women's Super League

Forest Green vs Colchester - Tuesday December 21 - League Two

Barnsley vs Stoke City - Sunday December 26 - Championship

Cardiff City vs Coventry City - Sunday December 26 - Championship

Fulham vs Birmingham - Sunday December 26 - Championship

Hull vs Blackburn - Sunday December 26 - Championship

Luton vs Bristol City - Sunday December 26 - Championship

Millwall vs Swansea - Sunday December 26 - Championship

Peterborough United vs Reading - Sunday December 26 - Championship

Preston vs Sheffield United - Sunday December 26 - Championship

AFC Wimbledon vs Charlton - Sunday December 26 - League One

Bolton vs Morecambe - Sunday December 26 - League One

Crewe vs Wigan - Sunday December 26 - League One

Portsmouth vs Oxford - Sunday December 26 - League One

Sheffield Wednesday vs Burton - Sunday December 26 - League One

Wycombe vs Cambridge - Sunday December 26 - League One

Bradford City vs Harrogate Town - Sunday December 26 - League Two

Bristol Rovers vs Sutton United - Sunday December 26 - League Two

Carlisle vs Rochdale - Sunday December 26 - League Two

Colchester vs Leyton Orient - Sunday December 26 - League Two

Exeter City vs Swindon Town - Sunday December 26 - League Two

Newport County vs Forest Green Rovers - Sunday December 26 - League Two

Northampton Town vs Walsall - Sunday December 26 - League Two

Port Vale vs Salford - Sunday December 26 - League Two

Stevenage vs Crawley Town - Sunday December 26 - League Two

Swansea vs Luton - Wednesday December 29 - Championship

Sheffield United vs Hull - Wednesday December 29 - Championship

Charlton vs Gillingham - Wednesday December 29 - League One

Plymouth vs Portsmouth - Wednesday December 29 - League One

Forest Green vs Exeter - Wednesday December 29 - League Two

Leyton Orient vs Newport County - Wednesday December 29 - League Two

Walsall vs Bradford - Wednesday December 29 - League Two

Hartlepool vs Tranmere - Wednesday December 29 - League Two

Rochdale vs Port Vale - Wednesday December 29 - League Two

Harrogate Town vs Mansfield Town - Wednesday December 29 - League Two

West Brom vs Preston - Thursday December 30 - Championship

Birmingham City vs Peterborough - Thursday December 30 - Championship

Coventry vs Luton - Saturday January 1 - Championship

Sheffield United vs Middlesbrough - Saturday, January 1 - Championship

Ipswich Town vs Lincoln City - Saturday January 1 - League One

Plymouth vs AFC Wimbledon - Saturday January 1 - League One

Wigan vs Accrington - Saturday January 1 - League One

Tranmere Rovers vs Salford City - Saturday January 1 - League Two

Harrogate vs Port Vale - Saturday January 1 - League Two

Leyton Orient vs Bristol Rovers - Saturday January 1 - League Two

Rochdale vs Mansfield - Saturday January 1 - League Two

Sunderland vs Fleetwood - Sunday January 2 - League One

Nottingham Forest vs Barnsley - Monday January 3 - Championship

Swansea vs Fulham - Monday January 3 - Championship

Bournemouth vs Peterborough - Monday January 3 - Championship

Arsenal vs Liverpool - Thursday January 6 - Carabao Cup

Barnsley vs Stoke - Wednesday January 12 - Championship

What are the Premier League rules around postponements?

The 2021/22 Premier League handbook included Covid protocols and stated that the Premier League's board will "only permit the rearrangement or postponement of a league match in exceptional circumstances".

The board make calls on a case-by-case basis, and by way of guidance the Premier League says permission for a postponement will not be granted if a club have 14 or more players from their squad list available.

However, after the postponement of a number of games in the weeks leading up to Christmas, a new Premier League guide explaining match postponement protocols was published.

And there, these factors are considered when deciding whether to postpone a top-flight game:

1) The impact of COVID-19 infections on a club's squad, as well as injuries, illness and those isolating, and the number of players available on the squad list and any Under-21 players with appropriate experience. Where a club cannot field 13 outfield players and a goalkeeper either from its squad list or its appropriately experienced Under-21 players, the match will be postponed.
2) The status of any COVID-19 outbreak within a club, including the number of individuals affected, the sequence and source of infections and their proximity to the match in question.
3) A club's ability to safely prepare its players in the lead-up to a match.
4) Medical advice as to whether there is any unacceptable risk to the health and safety of players and staff by playing the match.
5) Any advice from UK Health Security Agency and other public bodies.
6) Any other exceptional circumstances.

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