Carabao Cup clash against Leyton Orient Tottenham was about to be suspended on Monday night after a series of cases of coronavirus in the Adelante League club. Jose Mourinho’s team will be given the victory after the crisis in the East, with multiple Sportsmail sources say that up to 10 players tested positive. The club were still waiting for additional results Monday night. Players from both clubs were convinced that the game is postponed and according to the rules of EFL, the inability of the East to fulfill the fixture would give Tottenham a place in the fourth round. There was, however, no confirmation EFL that the game was off on Monday night
However, in the calendar congested of a football broadest sense could be thrown into further turmoil, despite the Premier League and EFL is believed to have calmed clubs that the chances of spreading Covid-19 through contacts the pitch are minimal.
The outbreak represents a blow to the East, to be lost in a tie with prestigious Mourinho’s team and Sky TV money and worrying times. It also serves as a warning to the clubs and authorities about the risks of gambling during the pandemic, especially now that teams below the top flight are no longer required to regularly check their players. As Sportsmail revealed last week, the EFL tests are not carried out weekly, with many clubs in the Premier League instead paying the bill ahead of the clashes with the opposition cup-league minor.