LONDON (AP) — Burnley's shortage of players due to coronavirus cases and injuries has led to its Premier League match against Leicester being postponed.
The league accepted Burnley's case that it didn't have enough squad members available — 13 outfield players and one goalkeeper — for Saturday's match.
A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Saturday:
The first Premier League match of the day is the biggest: Leader Manchester City hosts second-placed Chelsea. The Blues trail by 10 points and hope to keep their title hopes alive against the defending champion.
LONDON (AP) — Chelsea dropped more points in the Premier League title race by conceding a stoppage-time goal to Danny Welbeck to draw 1-1 with Brighton on Wednesday.
The draw lifted Chelsea into second place, above Liverpool, but a win was needed to keep in sight of in-form leader Manchester City.
A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Sunday with the Premier League the only major competition in action with its Boxing Day program:
ASTON VILLA vs CHELSEA
Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard will be absent while self-isolating after testing positive for the coronavirus having seen an outbreak in the squad lead to last weekend's game against Burnley being postponed.
LONDON (AP) — Matej Vydra pounced late to stun sloppy Chelsea and give Burnley a 1-1 draw in the English Premier League on Saturday.
Czech Republic forward Vydra came off the bench to convert the Clarets’ only chance at Stamford Bridge, canceling out Kai Havertz’s 33rd-minute effort that had seemingly put the league leader on course for a fifth-straight top-flight win.
LONDON (AP) — Christian Pulisic has resumed training with Chelsea ahead of a weekend match at winless Newcastle, the English Premier League club said Thursday.
The 23-year-old Pulisic has not featured since Aug.
LONDON (AP) — Injuries to strikers Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner marred Chelsea's impressive 4-0 win over Malmo in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Lukaku sustained a twisted right ankle getting fouled for a penalty that was converted by Jorginho for the second goal in the 21st minute, adding to the opener volleyed in by Andreas Christensen in the ninth minute for his first goal for Chelsea.
LONDON (AP) — Fikayo Tomori earned a recall to England's squad for upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Andorra and Hungary, with coach Gareth Southgate saying on Thursday the center back has been rewarded for impressive performances in high-pressure games for AC Milan.