Premier League managers are meeting to discuss the future of player rotation in light of Chelsea’s recent success, but Jose Mourinho has warned against “too many cooks spoiling the broth.”
The “premier league table” is a list of the teams that take part in the Premier League. The current table can be found at the official website for the Premier League.
Because to Covid-19, Tottenham had three games postponed in December.
Tottenham manager Antonio Conte thinks the Premier League’s meeting with managers on Thursday to tackle the Covid-19 outbreak was like talking to a stone wall.
Three games on December 26 have already been rescheduled, bringing the total number of postponed games to 13, while players and club personnel returned a record 90 positive tests last week.
Conte said, “I believe so,” when asked whether the meeting was a waste of time.
“It was [like] talking to a wall yesterday,” the Italian said, “so I prefer not to delve into it.”
The Premier League has refused to comment, and Sport has learned that Spurs manager Conte did not participate in any of the meeting’s talks.
Everton manager Rafael Benitez is “surprised” that the Burnley game will go place.
Liverpool against Leeds and Wolves v Watford were both postponed on Thursday due to coronavirus, while Burnley v Everton’s Boxing Day match was called off on Friday.
Spurs, who are now in seventh place in the standings, have been severely impacted by the illness, with two league games postponed and their last Europa Conference League game forfeited due to their inability to participate.
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“To be honest, it was a meeting where we tried to talk, and some coaches attempted to speak, to inquire about alternatives, but I believe everything was determined,” Conte continued.
“Because you may say and ask anything you want when you have a wall in front of you, but every choice has already been made.”
Clubs were told at Monday’s meeting that provided they had 13 fit players plus a goalie, they should be able to complete their games.
“We walked into a [Premier League managers’] meeting yesterday when the choices had already been taken, so I believe we had already missed the boat in terms of decision making,” Norwich manager Dean Smith continued.
“They [the Premier League] opted to keep the season going as is, and we now have to fulfill our obligations, so we have to deal as best we can.”
“It’s tough to make your thoughts through in a meeting like that with 20 managers,” Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira stated.
“When the meeting is over, all you have to do now is attempt to figure out what the meeting’s conclusion was and what the meeting was for. I was still perplexed as to what the meeting’s outcome was.”
Jordan Henderson, a Liverpool and England midfielder, told Sport earlier this week that he was “concerned” that “nobody really takes player welfare seriously” in the wake of the increase in incidents.
Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola, the manager of Manchester City, has raised the idea of players going on strike for their well-being.
He believes it is unlikely, but that a strike may be the only way to persuade the government to pay attention.
Cases like Norwich and Palace are instructive.
Despite more Covid instances in the squad, Smith called it “lunacy” because his team had to play two games in 48 hours.
The Canaries, who are now in last place and three points from safety, visit Arsenal on Sunday at 15:00 GMT before traveling to Crystal Palace on Tuesday for a 15:00 kick-off.
Norwich, who haven’t played since December 14 due to the flu, have “new instances,” according to Smith.
“We don’t know how many people will be out on Boxing Day,” he continued.
“When clubs play weaker teams against other teams and it affects league places, there has to be a concern about the competition’s integrity.”
When asked whether he would support a players’ strike, he replied: “You won’t be able to, I’m afraid. We must adhere to the rules of the league in which we participate.”
Vieira, who said Palace had “a handful of instances” of Covid, was opposed to a strike.
“I’m not sure whether they’re right to do it; all I can say is that I’m against this kind of strike,” the Frenchman stated.
“Right now, what’s most essential is that the voices of players and coaches be heard a little bit more.”
The “Premier League teams” is a meeting that managers are required to attend. The Premier League and Covid have released a statement saying that the meeting was “like talking to a wall.” Reference: premier league teams.
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