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The Premier League are considering rescheduling Fulham’s trip to Tottenham Hotspur for Wednesday night to replace Spurs’ scheduled fixture against Aston Villa, which is in jeopardy due to the coronavirus outbreak at the Midlands Club.

Jose Mourinho’s side are due to travel to Villa on Wednesday but that fixture is in grave doubt after the Villains shut their Bodymoor Heath training ground last week when fourteen members of their playing squad and coaching staff tested positive for the virus. Dean Smith had to field a youth team to fulfil their FA Cup third round fixture against Liverpool on Friday and the Premier League are expected to confirm the postponement of the Tottenham fixture today.

The Athletic’s David Ornstein reports that the league’s plan is to ask Fulham to travel to Tottenham and play a game that was originally scheduled for December 30th, when Fulham were afflicted by their own covid outbreak, on Wednesday evening. The Whites are said to be very unhappy at the potential development, especially having not received any advance notice ahead of their own FA Cup tie against QPR, which went into extra time.

Any additional fixture would likely see Fulham’s local derby against Chelsea – due to take place at Craven Cottage on Friday night – moved by at least a day.