sports

When Burnley vs Tottenham can be replayed after snow postpones Premier League clash


The Premier League game at Turf Moor fell victim to snow from Storm Arwen this Sunday, but Tottenham’s busy schedule means options are limited for a reorganised fixture

Video Loading

Video Unavailable

Conte says Tottenham’s level is ‘not so high’

Burnley’s Premier League game against Tottenham Hotspur will need to be rearranged, after weather conditions in Lancashire led to the match being postponed at short notice.

The two teams had hoped to be able to play despite heavy snowfall after Storm Arwen hit the north-west of England, but the announcement of the decision to postpone the match was made with less than an hour before the advertised kick-off time on Sunday afternoon.

“Please note that todays game has now been postponed due to concerns around the pitch surface and surroundings areas,” a statement from the Clarets read.

The Premier League will need to find a new date for the game, but Tottenham’s packed schedule between now and the turn of the year means that is easier said than done.

We have taken a look at the options for the rearranged game, which are far from straightforward.

Were you planning on watching Burnley v Tottenham? Let us know your thoughts about the postponement in the comments section







Burnley v Tottenham will need to be rearranged
(

Image:

Getty Images)

The December fixture schedule was already looking packed for both clubs, with Burnley facing seven Premier League games.

Spurs are even busier, needing to fit in matches against West Ham United in the Carabao Cup and Rennes in the Europa Conference League on top of their league responsibilities.

A rearranged game before the turn of the year is nigh on impossible, given the fixture list, and there are more variables beyond that.

The earliest the game is likely to be played is gameweek 21, after Spurs’ New Year’s Day trip to Watford and Burnley’s match away to Manchester United the following day.

However, if Spurs win their Carabao Cup quarter-final, they will have the first leg of their semi-final that week and the second leg a week later.

There could end up being a gap in the schedule in early February, if Spurs progress in the Carabao Cup but both they and Burnley lose their FA Cup third round matches in early January.







Antonio Conte and his Spurs squad will be forced to wait to take on Burnley
(

Image:

REUTERS)

If Spurs progress in Europe, which they would do with a victory over Rennes on December 9, then they will be in line for more extra matches in the new year.

The London side cannot top their group, so would face a preliminary knockout game in February for a chance to reach the last 16.

Burnley are not in Europe and have been eliminated from the Carabao Cup, so the only consideration involving Sean Dyche’s men is their FA Cup progress.

Spurs have confirmed in a statement that a new date for the match will be determined “in due course”.

The postponement of the game means Spurs will need to wait for an opportunity to close the gap between themselves and the top four, while Burnley have been denied a chance to climb out of the bottom three.

Read More

Read More





READ SOURCE

Leave a Reply

This website uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you accept our use of cookies.  Learn more