Premier League clubs decide against ‘circuit-breaker’ with festive fixtures to go on

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Clubs in the Premier League have opted to continue with festive fixtures, despite the disruptions caused by COVID-19 cases.

The 20 clubs met on Monday to reach an agreement, after six games were moved last week.

The postponement of a round of games over Christmas was a possibility.

No vote took place and so two rounds of fixtures are in place across five days from 26 December.

It had been expected that gameweek 20, starting on 28 December, would be postponed in order to ease the pressure on Premier League squads.

Instead, clubs have been advised if they have 13 fit players, plus a goalkeeper, they should fulfil their games, according to the BBC Sport report.

There are however talks between clubs and authorities to scrap FA Cup replays in rounds three and four, and to reduce EFL Cup semi-final ties to one-leg matches.

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