Premier League saw nearly depleted weekend as Liverpool and Chelsea were held while the six other fixtures had to be postponed due to the rising COVID-19 case in various club.

The Reds had a tough encounter while travelling to Tottenham Stadium. Antonio Conte’s men  just returned to the pitch after their previous three games, against Leicester, Brighton plus one match in UEFA Conference League versus Rennes, had been called off. Jurgen Klopp’s men themselves were unable to play their best starting line up since the players’ deteriorating fitness and injuries have been looming with the congested fixtures. The match itself ended in a 2-2 stalemate. Spurs took the lead through Harry Kane’s close range shot, but the visitor equalised as Diogo Jota’s header found the back of the net. Both teams were trading attacks and decent chances. At the second half, Liverpool restored their lead as Andrew Robertson headed it home. Unfortunately, their prospective win was denied by Alisson’s blunder leading them to only snatch one point on the road. They are now three points behind Manchester City which endured their positive trend with eight consecutive win after hammering Newcastle 4-0 in St.James’s Park.

Tottenham vs Liverpool 2-2

Goals: Harry Kane (13), Son Heung-min (74); Diogo Jota (35), Andrew Robertson (69)

Tottenham: Hugo Lloris – Eric Dier, Ben Davies, Davison Sanchez, Emerson Royal, Ryan Sessegnon (Sergio Reguilon 86) – Harry Winks, Tanguy Ndombele (Oliver Skipp 64), Delle Alli (Lucas Moura 81) – Harry Kane, Son Heung-min

Liverpool: Alisson –  Joel Matip, Ibrahim Konate, Trent Alexander Arnold, Andrew Robertson – James Milner, Naby Keita, Tyler Morton (Roberto Firmino 60) – Mo Salah, Diogo Jota (Jo Gomez 91), Sadio Mane (Konstantinos Tsimikas 82)

Their London contender, Chelsea, began to stumble more often after their loss against West Ham. Last weekend, Thomas Tuchel’s side which only had six players on the bench including two goalkeepers since some of their players in the squad, including Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner, have been tested positive COVID-19, could only muster a goalless draw while facing off Wolverhampton. In fact, they were rather lucky as VAR disallowed Wolves’s goal at the first half.  Another game held on schedule was Leeds versus Arsenal. The Gunners dismantled Marcelo Bielsa’s men 4-1 and bumped up their position to the top four.

Regarding the spread of Omicron variant, there have been calls from most the clubs to postpone the Boxing Day fixtures but Premier League has yet reportedly made up their mind on all games. They prefer to deal the next games on case basis in each team. Here are the entire delayed matches in Premier League this season so far.

Brighton vs Tottenham

Brentford vs Manchester United

Leicester vs Tottenham

Manchester United vs Brighton

Burnley vs Watford

Southampton vs Brentford

Aston Villa vs Burnely

Everton vs Leicester