Everton have confirmed that their Women’s Super League match against Chelsea on Sunday has been postponed due to injuries and Covid-19 hampering their squad.
The decision to postpone was approved by both teams, but neither side has played a match since mid-December as the corona virus continues to affect football games in the UK.
Everton’s statement reads: “Following FA approval, Everton Women’s match against Chelsea at Walton Hall Park on Sunday, January 16 has been postponed due to positive cases of covid-19 and injuries to the Everton squad.
“After last weekend’s Barclays FA Women’s Super League match at Aston Villa postponed due to covid-19, a significant number of Everton players and staff are also unavailable on Sunday due to illness and injuries.
“As a result, the club could not select a match day squad and unfortunately had no choice but to request a postponement of this weekend’s match.
“Details of the rematch will be confirmed on Everton Club’s channels in due course.”
It is the latest Super League match that was canceled in recent weeks. Three matches were postponed in early January, including Chelsea’s derby with West Ham and Manchester United’s trip to West Ham.
This postponement gives Arsenal the chance to go seven points ahead of Chelsea in the top of the league, although Tottenham could keep the pressure on their north London rivals if they beat West Ham.
Everton could meanwhile lose from ninth to tenth place if Manchester City lose to Aston Villa.
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