The Premier League Board met this morning to discuss delay requests from Leeds United and Watford as a result of COVID-19, and agreed to call off the two affected clubs’ Boxing Day fixtures.
The two games are Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Watford and Liverpool vs. Leeds United, both of which are scheduled to kick off at 12:30 GMT on Sunday.
Premier League said that they declared their choices today, ahead of Boxing Day, to give clubs and their supporters’ clarity.
The Premier League also apologised to the fans whose holiday plans have been disrupted.
The League recognizes that postponing these two games would upset fans, and acknowledges their disappointment at a time of year when people look forward to attending and watching football games.
Leeds United will be unable to play this weekend because to a high number of players suffering from COVID-19, injuries, and illness, according to the Premier League.
Leeds united’s training field has also been closed.
Meanwhile, Watford still lacks enough players to field a team after their match against Crystal Palace was postponed last Saturday due to a COVID-19 outbreak.