The English Premier League continue their busy schedule over the holiday season as the sides return for competitive action on Boxing Day 2021 for another round of fixtures as England’s top soccer division continue the traditional day game after Christmas. However, with the increase in COVID-19 cases, some of the December 26 games have been postponed. So we’re taking a look at all the matches that will take place in the Premier League on this year’s Boxing Day. Liverpool vs Leeds, Wolves vs Watford EPL 2021-22 Boxing Day Games postponed due to COVID-19 cases.
Premier League matches have been regularly postponed in recent weeks due to a sudden increase in coronavirus cases among top teams. This has seen many teams unable to field a playing XI, either due to members testing positive or due to isolation rules. For this reason, the league’s annual Boxing Day games are also threatened with cancellation. EPL 2021-22: Burnley vs Everton Boxing Day Match postponed due to COVID cases.
On Boxing Day in England, a number of top teams compete against each other throughout the day, but the sudden increase in COVID-19 cases has plunged the schedule into chaos. Three matches of the day have been postponed, including Liverpool v Leeds, Everton v Burney and Wolves v Watford. For now, apart from the mentioned fixtures, the remaining matches should go as planned.
Premier League matches on Boxing Day 2021
|December 26, 2021||8:30 p.m.||West Ham v Southampton|
|December 26, 2021||8:30 p.m.||Tottenham v Crystal Palace|
|December 26, 2021||8:30 p.m.||Norwich City v Arsenal|
|December 26, 2021||8:30 p.m.||Manchester City v Leicester City|
|December 26, 2021||11:00 AFTERNOON HOURS||Aston Villa v Chelsea|
|December 27, 2021||01:30||Brighton vs. Brentford|
Given the increase in coronavirus cases among teams, it will not be surprising that other matches are postponed on match day. Manchester City have the opportunity to widen their gap at the top of the table while Chelsea can move closer to second place as Liverpool are not in action.
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