Calls to postpone this weekend’s slate of Premier League fixtures have been made after more games fall victim to Covid.

Spurs’ visit to Leicester is the latest game to be called off as a result of positive Covid tests.

Brentford manager Thomas Frank has called for the upcoming round of Premier League fixtures to be postponed to allow clubs to deal with coronavirus outbreaks.

Frank saw his side’s clash with Manchester United go under on Tuesday as the country deals with the Omicron variant, with Burnley’s match with Watford on Wednesday becoming the third Premier League fixture in a week to be called off.

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The Premier League is still resisting a complete suspension of the weekend programme and said in a statement: “All other fixtures due to be played this weekend are currently scheduled to proceed as planned.”

In a statement released on December 13, the league said: "The safety of everybody is a priority and the Premier League is taking all precautionary steps in light of the recent rise in COVID-19 cases across the country."

Frank and the Bees have Covid issues of their own to deal with ahead of a Saturday trip to Southampton and the Dane would like to see a break in play to help manage the situation across the league.

“We think we should postpone the full round of Premier League games this weekend,” he said on Thursday morning.

“Covid cases are going through the roof at all Premier League clubs, everyone is dealing with it and having problems.

“To postpone this round and also the Carabao Cup round would give everyone a week at least, or four or five days to clean and do everything at the training ground so everything is clean and you break the chain.”

And he believes a decision to halt this weekend’s round of top-flight fixtures could be enough to sure the busy festive programme will be able to go ahead largely as planned.

“We fully respect that we want to play and it is important football keeps going, and this way we can make sure Boxing Day keeps going, I’m 100 per cent sure of that,” added Frank.

“This Omicron variant is running like wildfire around the world and I think we need to do all we can to protect and avoid it. I think we can do a lot by closing down training grounds for three, four or five days, and then we can go again.”

Premier League games postponed by Covid

These are the Premier League fixtures that have fallen foul to Covid so far this season:

  • Burnley v Spurs - November 28
  • Brighton v Spurs - December 12
  • Brentford v Man United - December 14
  • Burnley v Watford - December 15
  • Leicester v Spurs - December 16
  • Southampton v Brentford - December 18
  • Watford v Crystal Palace - December 18
  • West Ham v Norwich - December 18
  • Manchester United v Brighton - December 18
  • Everton v Leicester - December 19