Burnley v Leicester off after Covid and injuries hit Sean Dyche’s squad

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<span>Photograph: James Gill - Danehouse/Getty Images</span>
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  • Premier League accepts application from Burnley

  • Club do not have 13 outfield players and one goalkeeper

Burnley’s game at home to Leicester on Saturday has been called after the Premier League accepted that Covid and injuries had left Sean Dyche with insufficient players.

Burnley applied for a postponement on the grounds that they did not have the minimum 13 outfield players and one goalkeeper to contest the match.

On Thursday the Burnley striker Chris Wood moved to Newcastle after his £25m release clause was activated.

It is the fourth Burnley match this season postponed because of Covid but the first time the request has come from them. They had another fixture, against Tottenham, postponed at short notice after heavy snow.

If the rest of the Premier League programme goes ahead Burnley will have at least two games in hand on each of their relegation rivals.

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