Chelsea have asked to delay their match with Wolves, just hours before kickoff. This request was REJECTED. The Premier League ‘… could force Chelsea to put unfit players on to the bench amid the Covid epidemic amongst the team.

  • Chelsea will take on Wolves at Molineux on Saturday at 2pm 
  • Because of their battle with coronavirus the Blues wanted it postponed
  • The Premier League disapproved of their appeal, and the match will proceed.
  • Premier League teams are feeling the effects of Omicron’s spread.

Chelsea received a rejection from the Premier League of their official request for Saturday’s game against Wolves.

Thomas Tuchel’s Wolves will face Thomas Tuchel at Molineux, at 2pm. This is one of four matches out of ten this weekend.

The Telegraph reports that the rejection was received on Sunday morning just hours before kickoff. 

The Premier League have reportedly rejected Chelsea's request to postpone the Wolves clash

Chelsea requested that the Premier League postpone their Wolves match. This was apparently rejected by them

Manchester United v Brighton and Aston Villa V Burnley are all scheduled.

Current outbreaks of the Omicron coronavirus are spreading through English and division football. Many clubs have been forced to shut down their training facilities due to this virus.

Bruno Lage, Wolves’ manager, revealed this week that all Wolves players want to receive the Covid-19 booster vaccine. This makes them the second most-vaccinated team in the league after Leeds.

Forward Kai Havertz (centre) could return to the Blues squad after testing negative for Covid

After testing negative for Covid, Forward Kai Havertz (center) may be able to return to the Blues squad

However, the match will go ahead regardless of Chelsea’s problems. Tuchel could now be required to place unfit players on his substitutes bench in order to replenish his squad.

In their final match, against Everton the German could only name eight reserve players, including two goalkeepers, and they were unable to do so for the last game.

Ben Chilwell was absent, Mateo Kovacic and Callum Hudson Odoi were out, as well as Timo Werner, Romelu Lukaku, and Tuchel could have to look to academy players to take their place on the bench.

Blues manager Tuchel admitted the call on whether to play or postpone games was complex

Tuchel, the Blues manager, acknowledged that it was complicated to decide whether to postpone or play games.

Tuchel said before the match: ‘No more positive results at the moment. Yes, the lottery will resume tomorrow. At the moment, Kai (Havertz), has more than one negative outcome. He’s now back in training. We will see. 

I can see that Chelsea has four positive Covid testing in the past 10 days. It’s a more favorable time than it is to face them.

“While some games can be postponed, others continue to play you could end up in a situation that you find unfair or make you question your integrity. That is understandable, but it’s important to remember the larger picture. Both points are important to me.