Everton supervisor Rafael Benitez mentioned that his membership had a request to put off Sunday’s fit at Burnley rejected by way of the Premier League.
“We now have six accidents and 5 avid gamers with COVID,” he advised a information convention on Thursday, “I feel it isn’t honest.”
Liverpool’s fit in opposition to Leeds United and Watford’s go back and forth to Wolverhampton Wanderers have been postponed previous on Thursday.
Premier League managers are because of have a decision in a while Thursday to talk about the COVID-19 protocols and their considerations.
“My primary process now’s to have 11 avid gamers who can compete in the appropriate positions in opposition to Burnley. It’s not simple,” Benitez added.
“I’m truly stunned we’re enjoying this recreation. We now have 9 outfield avid gamers to be had plus 3 keepers. After (that) we need to convey 5 younger avid gamers that it sort of feels have sufficient enjoy to play within the Premier League.
“It’s somewhat bad for us as a result of any individual has to believe that on account of instances we will have to incorporate avid gamers who aren’t in a position, have knocks or must play out of place,” he added.
Striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin might be to be had to play, on the other hand, after lacking lots of the season with harm.
“It’s a troublesome choice for us however I’m satisfied to peer Dominic coaching with the crew and expectantly he’ll be high quality,” he mentioned.
Burnley’s final two scheduled video games within the Premier League were postponed because of their warring parties being impacted by way of sure COVID exams.
Clarets supervisor Sean Dyche mentioned his first crew squad was once transparent of the virus, on the other hand.
“No COVID presently of any fear,” mentioned Dyche. “A few instances, however no longer within the first crew workforce.”
Burnley are in 18th position on 11 issues from 15 fits whilst Everton are in 14th spot on 19 issues.