Tottenham Hotspur’s Erik Lamela and Giovani Lo Celso have reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. However, the London club are not expected to request that their tie against Leeds United on Saturday is postponed.
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Spurs are scheduled to kick-off against Marcelo Bielsa’s free-flowing Leeds United at 12.30pm UK time on Saturday afternoon in what has all the makings of being a brilliant encounter.
However, just 90-minutes prior to kick-off, journalist Duncan Castles has reported that Spurs have been dealt a major blow.
Castles claims that midfield duo Lo Celso and Lamela have both tested positive for the novel virus COVID-19 and will subsequently be forced to self-isolate.
Understand that Erik Lamela and Giovani Lo Celso have tested positive for COVID.
Tottenham Hotspur have not asked the Premier League to postpone today’s match against Leeds United. #TOTLEE https://t.co/v75dPWB31j pic.twitter.com/tgKGpIsCFN
— Duncan Castles (@DuncanCastles) January 2, 2021
However, despite the worrying news, it is believed that Spurs’ hierarchy have not requested that their Premier League match against Leeds United is called off and re-scheduled for a later date.
Spurs come into Saturday afternoon’s exciting match in 7th place in the league table with Leeds United three-points worse off, but with a crucial game in-hand.
Leeds United also have a three goal worse off goal difference therefore, should they beat Jose Mourinho’s resolute side, in order to leap frog them, they’ll need to bag a fair few goals.
Update: 12:17 – Castles has recently deleted his tweet which now poses the question of where exactly he got his original information from.
Worth noting – These reports are still unconfirmed with the club still to comment.