Aston Villa could be without up to seven players for Burnley clash

Aston Villa currently have one of the only games left standing from the weekend’s fixtures

Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard says his side could be without up to seven first team players for Saturday’s Premier League clash with Burnley at Villa Park.

As things stand, five of this weekend’s fixtures have already been postponed due to coronavirus outbreaks within squads up and down the country and whilst Gerrard’s men haven’t exactly been hit hard like some - they have been hit.

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Ollie Watkins of Aston Villa celebrates with team mates after scoring their side's second goal during the Premier League match between Norwich City and Aston Villa at Carrow Road

Speaking ahead of Saturday’s game, the Villa boss confirmed that the team will definitely be without six players with another being a game-time decision.

Marvelous Nakamba, Leon Bailey, Morgan Sanson, Anwar El Ghazi, Keinan Davis & Bertrand Traore will all be unavailable whilst the gaffer said that Ashley Young was 50/50 as of Friday afternoon.

He wouldn’t confirm which of the squad had tested positive for Covid19 but simply let it be said that “you can work out who is out with what” from the list he had given.

Saturday’s opponents Burnley also had one confirmed case within the side as of Sean Dyche’s press conference on Thursday afternoon.

Gerrard added that his side were all waiting on their latest bunch of PCR tests to be returned late on Friday so it’s worth watching this space ahead of any more potential positive results ahead of Saturday afternoon.

We’ll keep you updated with all the latest of any potential postponement ahead of the match-up.

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