Report suggests that six more West Ham matches could be postponed
Six more West Ham fixtures could be postponed due to COVID-19, according to WestHamFans.org.
The Hammers’ match against Norwich City that was scheduled for Saturday (18 December) will not go ahead as the Canaries do not have enough available players.
There have been calls from some Premier League clubs to postpone all games for a short period of time to act as a firebreak in English football.
WestHamFans.org claim that there is “serious jeopardy” around all of West Ham’s fixtures until mid-January.
Namely, this is the League Cup quarter-final against Tottenham Hotspur, the FA Cup third round tie against Leeds United and the Premier League matches against Southampton, Watford, Crystal Palace and Leeds.
COVID-19 is playing havoc with football’s fixture schedule and it seems only a matter of time before a decision is made on whether action will be taken over the next few weeks.
West Ham’s clash against Norwich is one of five Premier League matches to be called off this weekend, following the postponement of three games in the top flight in midweek.
A further 19 fixtures in the EFL will not go ahead this weekend.
Before the cancellation of Saturday’s game, the Hammers were to set to face four matches in the space of the next 10 days so they may be grateful for the break.
It would also allow them to get injured players such as Aaron Cresswell and Ben Johnson back fit and available by the time football returns.
We love so much football being on around the Christmas period, but the health of players and staff has to come first.
In other West Ham news, David Moyes has issued an injury update on three Hammers players.