Premier League live updates – Impact of COVID-19 on clubs, breaking news, injury updates and Gameweek 17 preparation

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Hello and welcome to athleticism Live coverage of the latest football news today.

The Premier League confirmed on Monday evening that Manchester United’s game against Brentford at Brentford Community Stadium has been postponed due to a COVID-19 outbreak away from home.

The spread of the omicron variant continues to impact Premier League clubs as Aston Villa and Brighton & Hove Albion have been hit by outbreaks. As it stands, their matches against Norwich and Wolverhampton Wanderers should go as planned.

Meanwhile, yesterday caused confusion as two Champions League draws took place. The first was declared null and void after a series of errors made during the process in Switzerland on Monday morning.

In the end, Paris Saint-Germain welcomes Real Madrid, Chelsea draws against Lille, Manchester United faces Atletico Madrid, Manchester City faces Sporting Lisbon, Liverpool faces Inter Milan, Salzburg hosts Bayern Munich, Ajax travel to Benfica and Villarreal face Juventus.

In other European news, Barcelona will face Napoli in the Europa League while Rangers have drawn Borussia Dortmund.

We’ll also bring you news from the Premier League press conferences, along with pre-match updates as we head into yet another round of midweek fixtures.

Background reading

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The Premier League and Omicron: will the matches continue? What about the fans? Will the TV channels want to get the money back?

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