Leicester confirm upcoming Premier League matches will go ahead as planned despite local lockdown

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Leicester vs Crystal Palace set to go ahead despite spike in coronavirus cases, but venue unclear

Leicester have confirmed that all football operations will continue to go ahead as planned despite a local lockdown in the city.

A sharp rise in COVID-19 cases saw Leicester become the first city in the UK to be put under a local lockdown – and there were suggestions this could affect Leicester’s upcoming fixtures.

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The King Power is still expected to host the match against Crystal Palace this weekend

The Foxes are due to face Everton on Wednesday night at Goodison Park and a spokesperson has confirmed that the trip to Merseyside, plus all other remaining fixtures, remain unaffected by the health crisis.

That means the King Power Stadium will still host clash with Crystal Palace on Saturday.

A Leicester spokesperson said: “All parties remain entirely satisfied that, through the continued implementation of our COVID-19 operations plan, the Club’s football operations can continue to safely function under existing protocols and, in doing so, there will be no greater risk posed to Club personnel, visiting teams or our surrounding communities.

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“Consequently, first team training will continue at Belvoir Drive and our forthcoming Premier League fixtures remain unaffected.

“The Club remains agile to the evolving nature of the situation and suitable continuity arrangements are in place in the event we are required to deviate from our existing protocols.”

The statement added: “We urge our supporters in the city to stay home where possible and to continue to follow the latest localised advice, available.”

Leicester’s trip to Everton will be LIVE on talkSPORT 2 on Wednesday night.




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