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Jose Mourinho takes swipe at Premier League before Tottenham game postponed

Tottenham vs Fulham has been cancelled this afternoon due to a Covid-19 outbreak in the Cottagers squad.

Both sides hoped the could go ahead but were left disappointed when they agreed to postpone the clash earlier in the afternoon.

But at 2.02pm, Jose Mourinho took to Instagram to slam the Premier League's handling of the situation – with neither side knowing whether the game would take place or not.

Venting his fury, the Tottenham boss shared a video of his staff in the team hotel with the caption: "Match at 6 pm… We still don’t know if we play.

"Best league in the world."

Today's news comes after Fulham manager Scott Parker was struck down with coronavirus shortly before Christmas.

Speaking earlier this week, Parker said he was excited to be back in the dugout.

Parker said: “I am back in. Obviously I had to self-isolate for 10 days so I’ve done that and I got a negative result again two days ago, so I’m back in with the team."

The Premier League has confirmed 18 more positive Covid-19 cases in the latest round of testing, which is up 11 from last week.

England’s top flight were forced to postpone Everton and Manchester City’s clash at Goodison Park on Monday night when another five of the visitors’ players tested positive for coronavirus.

A statement reads: “The Premier League can today confirm that between Monday 21 December and Sunday 27 December, 1,479 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19.

“Of these, there were 18 new positive tests.

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After the 5-0 home loss to Leeds, West Brom boss Sam Allardyce said: "Everyone's safety is more important than anything else.

"When I listen to the news the variant virus transmits quicker than the original virus [so] we can only do the right thing which is have a circuit break.

"I am 66 years old and the last thing I want to do is catch Covid. I'm very concerned for myself and football in general. If that's what needs to be done we need to do it.

"We had one positive this week and it seems to be creeping around no matter how hard we try."

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