Report: Premier League tightens postponement criteria after Arsenal fiasco against Spurs – Spurs Web
The Premier League has tightened the criteria required to postpone matches until the 2022/23 season, The daily mirror revealed.
The matches of the new season were published this week, with Spurs set to start their campaign with a home game against Southampton before traveling to Stamford Bridge for a London derby.
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The Mirror revealed that the PL issued new guidelines for postponements before announcing the fixtures.
They are said to be keen to avoid a situation similar to last season when several games were postponed during and after the Christmas period.
One of the most controversial postponements was the North London derby, with Arsenal successfully having the match canceled in January despite only one Covid case in their side (ESPN).
The game was finally played out in May, with Spurs emerging 3-0 winners – a result which proved crucial as the Lilywhites beat their north London rivals to a fourth place finish.
The Mirror has now revealed matches will only be postponed next season in ‘truly exceptional’ cases.
It is explained that clubs will only be allowed to request a deferral if they have less than ten available outfield players and a goalkeeper from their recognized squad list or less than 15 players and a goalkeeper under contract to them.
Boosts web opinion
Arsenal’s request to postpone the NLD was an embarrassing move on their part, and in this case it worked out to our advantage as we were a much better team in May with Conte having had a few more months to work with. the team.
The Premier League is absolutely right to make the criteria for game postponements much stricter, as the integrity of the competition was rightly called into question at times last season.
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