WSL: Chelsea vs Tottenham postponed after rise in Covid cases

 (Chelsea FC via Getty Images)
(Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Chelsea have confirmed their WSL meeting with London rivals Tottenham on Friday has been postponed.

It is the second game Women’s Super League game to be called off within a few hours after confirmation of West Ham’s clash with Manchester United suffering a similar fate emerged earlier on Wednesday.

A Chelsea statement read: “The decision was agreed between both teams and the FA after a number of positive tests for Covid-19 were returned within the Chelsea FC Women’s team set-up after the last round of testing, combined with a number of players that are unavailable for selection due to injury.

“Those who returned positive tests immediately began a period of self-isolation in accordance with Public Health England and Government guidelines.

“The health and safety of our players, support staff and fans remain paramount. A revised date for the match will be confirmed in due course.

“All existing tickets to remain valid. Supporters who have purchased match day tickets can claim a full refund no later than 48 hours prior to the updated fixture date.

“No further Chelsea FC teams have been affected.”