Aston Villa lead trainer Steven Gerrard will miss the club’s next two Premier League games subsequent to testing positive for Covid-19, the club reported on Saturday.
“Aston Villa can affirm Head Coach Steven Gerrard will not be able to go to our next two Premier League coordinates with Chelsea and Leeds United as he will be segregating in the wake of testing positive for COVID-19,” the club tweeted.
Gerrard will miss the Boxing Day game at home to Chelsea and Tuesday’s visit to Leeds, assuming that game goes on.
Aston Villa’s last game, at home to Burnley, was deferred quickly before start off on December 18 later a Covid flare-up in the Villa camp.
Three of Sunday’s planned Premier League games have been canceled, including the Leeds visit to Liverpool, in view of a Covid flare-up and injury issues at the Yorkshire club. That puts a question mark over Villa’s match at Elland Road on December 28 will be played.
On Wednesday, Gerrard said it would be a “bad dream” assuming that his club needed to handle two coordinates in two days with only 14 players accessible. Everybody at the club was restless with regards to possible disease, he added.
“We had a circumstance at the end of the week where one of the players was hesitant to escape his vehicle since he had a few manifestations and he has a youthful family, and you can absolutely comprehend his view in his circumstance,” Gerrard said.
“Nobody needs to get this infection. Everybody needs to ensure their own families. This is our work and your need is continually going to be your family, obviously it is.”
Altogether, 25 Boxing Day games across the best four divisions of English football have been deferred later two more Football League matches were canceled.
Luton’s match at home to Bristol City turned into the seventh deferred Championship apparatus, while Carlisle’s home League Two coordinate with Rochdale has additionally been delayed.
Luton and Carlisle have both announced Covid episodes in their crews.
Just 10 games in the three lower divisions are still because of go on Boxing Day.