Coronavirus: Thomas Frank wants all Premier League fixtures this weekend postponed to ‘break the chain’ on Covid | Football News

Brentford boss Thomas Frank wants the entire round of Premier League matches this weekend to be postponed to “break the chain” on the current Covid crisis.

Speaking ahead of his team’s trip to Southampton on Saturday, Frank said he had been in contact with the Premier League, as well as other league managers who said he agreed.

Midway through the press conference, Frank was told that there were four other positive cases of Covid-19 within the Brentford camp, bringing the club’s staff player total to 13.

Brentford’s clash with Manchester United was postponed on Tuesday due to a Covid outbreak in United’s camp and Frank believes drastic action is needed to ensure the problem does not get worse.

“We think we should postpone the entire round of Premier League matches this weekend,” he said Thursday morning.

“Covid cases are skyrocketing in all Premier League clubs, everyone is dealing with it and having problems.

“Postponing this round and even the Carabao Cup round would give everyone at least a week, or four or five days to clean up and do everything on the training ground, so everything is clean and the chain breaks.”

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Brendan Rodgers is disappointed that the Premier League has turned down their request to postpone the match against Tottenham due to the absence of nine players.

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