Just like everyone else in the country right now, Premier League footballers have had to contend with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. This has made for a very strange season with numerous fixtures being called off due to Covid-19 outbreaks at clubs.
This means that a host of Premier League clashes have had to be rescheduled for a later date as players recover from the symptoms, or are forced to isolate after being in close contact with someone who has tested positive for the virus.
Despite the players being tested on a regular basis in order to try and contain the virus, as well as other Covid-19 measures such as social distancing being in place, in recent months the virus has had an effect on numerous clubs across the top-flight.
Most recently, Aston Villa’s home clash against Everton on Sunday was postponed due to a Covid outbreak at the Midlands-based club.
The Villa training ground remains closed after nine players and five backroom staff tested positive for the virus, with the whole squad currently in isolation.
The Premier League granted Villa’s request to postpone the clash with Everton, otherwise they would have had to put out a very young and experienced side, like they fielded in last Friday’s 4-1 FA Cup third round defeat by Liverpool.
With the pandemic still going on and the country being in full lockdown, there still could be even more games postponed.
Here we have listed the Premier League schedule for the remainder of January and the games that – at the moment – are still set to be scheduled due to postponements.
These are the current Premier League fixtures for January.
Saturday, January 16: Wolves vs West Bromwich Albion – 12.30pm
Saturday, January 16: Leeds United vs Brighton & Hove Albion – 3pm
Saturday, January 16: West Ham United vs Burnley – 3pm
Saturday, January 16: Fulham vs Chelsea – 5.30pm
Saturday, January 16: Leicester City vs Southampton – 8pm
Sunday, January 17: Sheffield United vs Tottenham Hotspur – 2pm
Sunday, January 17: Liverpool vs Manchester United – 4.30pm
Sunday, January 17: Manchester City vs Crystal Palace – 7.15pm
Monday, January 18: Arsenal vs Newcastle United – 8pm
Tuesday, January 19: West Ham vs West Brom – 6pm
Tuesday, January 19: Leicester vs Chelsea – 8.15pm
Wednesday, January 20: Manchester City vs Aston Villa – 6pm
Wednesday, January 20: Fulham vs Manchester United – 8.15pm
Thursday, January 21: Liverpool vs Burnley – 8pm
Saturday, January 23: Aston Villa vs Newcastle – 8pm
Tuesday, January 26: Newcastle vs Leeds – 6pm
Tuesday, January 26: Crystal Palace vs West Ham – 6pm
Tuesday, January 26: Southampton vs Arsenal – 8.15pm
Tuesday, January 26: West Brom vs Manchester City – 8.15pm
Wednesday, January 27: Burnley vs Aston Villa – 6pm
Wednesday, January 27: Chelsea vs Wolves – 6pm
Wednesday, January 27: Brighton vs Fulham – 7.30pm
Wednesday, January 27: Everton vs Leicester – 8.15pm
Wednesday, January 27: Manchester United vs Sheffield United – 8.15pm
Thursday, January 28: Tottenham vs Liverpool – 8pm
Saturday, January 30: Everton vs Newcastle – 12.30pm
Saturday, January 30: Chelsea vs Burnley – 3pm
Saturday, January 30: Crystal Palace vs Wolves – 3pm
Saturday, January 30: Manchester City vs Sheffield United – 3pm
Saturday, January 30: West Brom vs Fulham – 3pm
Saturday, January 30: Arsenal vs Manchester United – 3pm
Saturday, January 30: Southampton vs Aston Villa – 8pm
Sunday, January 31: Brighton vs Tottenham – 2pm
Sunday, January 31: Leicester vs Leeds – 2pm
Sunday, January 31: West Ham vs Liverpool – 4.30pm
The coronavirus outbreak at Aston Villa, in particular, means there are still six Premier League matches that need to be rearranged.
Here are the fixtures that are yet to be scheduled.
Aston Villa vs Everton
Aston Villa vs Tottenham
Burnley vs Fulham
Everton vs Man City
Man City vs Southampton
Leeds vs Southampton