Women's Football

Everton vs Chelsea WSL clash postponed

Jude Summerfield
The game at Walton Hall Park has been postponed
The game at Walton Hall Park has been postponed / Lewis Storey/GettyImages

Everton have confirmed that their Women's Super League fixture with Chelsea on Sunday has been postponed due to injuries and Covid-19 hampering their squad.

The decision to postpone was agreed by both teams but neither side has played a match since mid December as coronavirus continues to affect football games in the United Kingdom.

Everton's statement reads: "Following FA approval, Everton Women’s match against Chelsea at Walton Hall Park on Sunday 16 January has been postponed due to positive COVID-19 cases and injuries in the Everton squad.

"After last weekend’s Barclays FA Women’s Super League clash at Aston Villa was postponed due to COVID-19, a significant number of Everton players and staff are also unavailable on Sunday because of illness and injuries.

"As a result, the Club was unable to select a matchday squad and, regrettably, had no option but to request the postponement of this weekend’s match.

"Details of the rearranged fixture will be confirmed on Everton Club channels in due course."

It's the latest Super League game to be called off in recent weeks. Three matches were postponed at the start of January, including Chelsea's derby with West Ham and Manchester United's trip to West Ham.

This postponement gives Arsenal the chance to move seven points clear of Chelsea at the top of the league, though Tottenham could keep the pressure on their north London rivals should they beat West Ham.

Everton, meanwhile, could drop from ninth to tenth if Manchester City lose to Aston Villa.

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