NGolo Kante and Ruben Loftus-Cheek were missing for Chelsea, Phil Foden and John Stones for Manchester City. The Premier League has made moves to encourage players to receive the jab. Various countries, such as the US, require visitors to be vaccinated. Novak Djokovic's bid to gain entry to the United States for ATP events at Indian wells and Miami received support from the US Tennis Association and US Open . Assembled members of the press pack had a remit to ask questions about vaccination statuses and understandably wanted to do so. We use your sign-up to provide content in the ways you've consented to and improve our understanding of you. Mikel Arteta revealed Arsenal had been forced to close their London Colney training ground after reporting a 'few cases' among players and staff following their 2-0 victory over West Ham United. Chelsea's squad still contains players . Bellingham revealed that he has had both of his Covid vaccinations and a booster. The news comes after Chelsea pair N'Golo Kante and Ruben Loftus-Cheek were not included in the club's 29-man squad for their pre-season tour to the US due their "Covid vaccination status". In figures released by the EFL on Thursday, a quarter of players in the leagues below the top tier of English football "do not intend to get the jab". 'That may be one thing they need to look at and also the fans, making sure they can go to the games safely is the most important thing.'. We have noticed that there is an issue with your subscription billing details. August 30, 2022 11:03 AM. We also may change the frequency you receive our emails from us in order to keep you up to date and give you the best relevant information possible. On this, attitudes are said to be changing. The club will have a week-long training camp before facing Club America and Charlotte FC in Las Vegas and Charlotte, respectively. In a bid to allow for greater transparency, the Premier League said that from January they will publish vaccination results at the end of each month. Can Borussia Dortmund, Bundesliga's hottest team, topple Bayern for the title? All rights reserved. 16 per cent of players in the Premier League are unvaccinated, new figures have shown, The Premier League figures are in contrast to the Bundesliga, where six per cent of players are unvaccinated, and Serie A, where two per cent of players are unvaccinated. In total, 92 per cent of players and staff have received one, two or three doses, yet these figures pale in comparison to those shared by top leagues across Europe. Premier League stars who refuse Covid vaccine could be barred from playing matches Nadine Dorries, the Culture Secretary, moves in to tackle exemption allowing sports stars to be treated. The Premier League has reported that 16% of players registered with its 20 member clubs have yet to receive a first vaccine against COVID-19 and that only 77% of players are classed as fully . 'No specific details as to clubs or individuals will be provided by the League, and player vaccination rates will now be publicly communicated at the end of each month, beginning in January. There will be certain . Premier League players that are unvaccinated could be forced to follow separate rules, Bruno Lage and his Wolves side have led the way in the Premier League, Premier League chiefs are looking to avoid any further outbreaks, Jurgen Klopp has been open about his views on vaccination. Djokovic, one of the most high-profile athletes unvaccinated against COVID, said last week he was hoping for a positive outcome shortly after applying to enter the U.S. to compete in ATP Masters 1000 events in Indian Wells and Miami this month. That is one of the measures under consideration from the Premier League who are putting together a range of enhanced safety measures to try and reduce Covid outbreaks. They are determined to turn up the heat on players refusing to get the vaccine - and being separated from their team mates would be a strong step. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. The general consensus, as claimed by the aforementioned report, is that unvaccinated players are "too much trouble to accommodate". 'If people choose to get it, then they should get it. Premier League clubs barred their Brazilian contingent from travelling for their country's World Cup qualifier with Argentina as Brazil remained on the UK's 'red' travel list. But I dont really see myself in a position to speak out proper recommendations. 77 per cent of Premier League players have received two doses of Covid vaccines and are classed as fully vaccinated. Footballers have had all the benefits of being vaccinated explained to them they do not lack information. Tell us in the comments section. Premier League players deemed surplus to requirements are often forced to move abroad due to Championship clubs not being . . And the players had equal right to bat those questions straight back: Not for me to say; I dont want to mention my own status; I have made my decision. Meanwhile, managers like Thomas Tuchel say they are powerless in trying to get players to accept the COVID-19 vaccine. Graham Potter confirmed there were 'three to four' positive cases before the game, which they lost 1-0. 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Infighting of Women's World Cup faves Spain, France, Canada reveals big issues in the sport. Six more Premier League matches were postponed yesterday, with Covid outbreaks forcing a rescheduling of Leicester Citys encounter with Tottenham Hotspur last night, as well as five more this weekend. However, there is a threat of games being played behind closed doors again, as was the case for the majority of last season, if the coronavirus situation throughout England continues to deteriorate. Unvaccinated players will not be allowed to compete at the 2022 Australian Open, says tournament director Craig Tiley. Saturday's game with Manchester United has now been postponed. Had a request for Wednesday's game with Wolves to be postponed rejected by the Premier League following an outbreak at the club. Will managers relent on their preference for vaccinated players? Josh Sargent, Lukas Rupp and Pierre Lees-Melou were absent from the squad that faced Aston Villa in midweek for 'Covid-related' reasons, but whileChristos Tzolis is the only confirmed player to test positive, more positive test results have been returned. This means that we may include adverts from us and third parties based on our knowledge of you. And in an official statement, the top-flight confirmed that 84 per cent of players are 'on the vaccination journey' - meaning they have had at least one dose of the vaccine. Clearly not. I have had both the jabs and a booster, just to be safe. 'A range of issues were discussed at this afternoon's meeting, including the adaption of the Premier League COVID-19 postponement process in response to the impact of the Omicron variant. While Loftus-Cheek returned a positive test in August last year, Kante tested positive for COVID-19 in the following month. That doesn't necessarily mean they've not been vaccinated, however. The terms of the memo were agreed upon with the N.F.L. In certain scenarios involving an outbreak, unvaccinated players will be unable to travel with their teammates or go away on mid-season breaks. Speaking for the first time about the issue of unvaccinated players, Maheta Molango said players who had not yet been jabbed against Covid-19 should seek out proper scientific evidence. Forced to postpone Premier League clash with Burnley on December 18 just two hours before kick-off after an increased amount of positive Covid-19 test results within their playing squad. As cases rise towards winter, and international travel continues to increase, it becomes more relevant still. But amid concerns over a low take-up of vaccination among players, the Premier League also pledged to "work with clubs to encourage vaccination among players and club staff "in an effort to reduce the impact of COVID-19 on the fixture list. Joey Barton has taken a swipe at Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp over his comments on unvaccinated players. I can make the decision for myself, and everybody else needs to reflect about it and take a risk or not. Novak Djokovic's bid to gain entry to the United States for ATP events at Indian wells and Miami received support from the US Tennis Association and US Open organizers on Friday. Chelsea's squad still contains players yet to . Dominic Thiem and Stefanos Tsitsipas According to a survey, just 50 percent of tennis players have received the jab, with Thiem having been reportedly banned from attending the Vienna Open due to. If you are forced to spend a fortnight 10,000 miles from home while several of your key players train with the Under-23s at home because they did not listen to your advice, you can understand why it might grate a touch. Mount inspires Chelsea to 4-0 win over Everton. Premier League players and staff will need to be vaccinated against Covid-19 amid fears that the virus could disrupt football next season, Goal can confirm. Last week, the Daily Mail reported that only 30-35 per cent of. Top flight sides have found it harder in general to sell players this summer due to the high wages some members of their squad command, with those in question unwilling to lower their demands to prospective buyers. People returning from countries on the 'red' list must quarantine for a period of ten days. Vaccinations in the French and Italian leagues were made compulsory for players, in particular those who were already playing there and had yet to receive the vaccine. Calls to have Saturday's game with Brighton to be postponed were accepted on Thursday, and it has emerged that United would have had only seven available players for that game such is the impact of the outbreak. His ebullience was easier because Liverpool have almost a 100 per cent vaccination rate. A host of teams across England's top division have been hit by Covid outbreaks, resulting in 10 games being postponed in recent weeks as club's battle to reduce transmission in the dressing room. In the NFL unvaccinated players are allowed to play, but the rules are tough: relentless testing, big fines for refusing to wear masks or maintaining physical distance. I think its a serious question and vaccination seems to be a proper protection. ", I remember a lot of people turned on Fergie | Andy Mitten on Man United, 2023 Newstalk, Bauer Media Audio Ireland LP, Reg #LP3374. Football authorities have issued guidance to clubs that recommends reimposing a raft of covid restrictions. But Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has spoken out publicly in favour of players getting the jab as their moral duty, a view which was supported by Leeds chief executive Angus Kinnear. 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The preseason tours, effectively splitting squads between the vaccinated and unvaccinated by inadvertently revealing their statuses, changes that. Despite managers including Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel raising concerns about fulfilling fixture demands in the midst of surging numbers of positive cases, the Premier League decided to continue with games until further notice. I think that would go too far. Footballing protocols dictate that in the event of a major spike in the rate of covid infections, then players who haven't been vaccinated could be banned from travelling with teammates and may even be denied the chance to go away on mid-season breaks. "It would be easy to say yes now and get maybe applause from a lot of people," came the reply. While Kant's vaccination status is unknown, Tuchel said he can only do so much to nudge his players towards the doctor's. As always you can unsubscribe at any time. Are the Premier League right to push on with fixtures? Looking back, the 35-3 drubbing Exeter suffered against Saracens on New Year's Eve could have sent their season down two paths. A recent report in Football.London suggests that Tottenham will only consider signing vaccinated players. 2 min read. 'This is not only for the obvious benefit of protecting against COVID, but government guidance now dictates that unvaccinated close contacts of positive COVID cases must isolate for 10 days, and there is no exemption or exception to this. Last week, the Daily Mail reported that only 30-35 per cent of Premier League footballers have been vaccinated. 'The League continues to work with clubs to encourage vaccination among players and club staff, as well as promoting the Government's public health vaccination messaging to clubs and the wider public. Let us know in the comments below! Last week Premier League chief executive Richard Masters called on players to get the jab. 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As reported by The Athletic, he wrote to clubs:'We have collectively highlighted the importance of vaccination and it has never been more important. Clubs could shun unvaccinated players in transfer window By Jeremy Wilson and Sam Dean Eddie Howe has become the latest Premier League manager to suggest unvaccinated players risk being. The Chelsea manager is without N'Golo Kant for Wednesday night's Champions League game away to Juventus after the France international tested positive for coronavirus. The previous month, it was reported 31 per cent of players had not received their first dose. Managers are also losing patience. In most cases, absences were recorded as entry requirements. 'Please strongly encourage those who are not fully vaccinated to become so, and the many who are, to get their booster, which appears to be the only significant layer of protection against the Omicron variant.'. According to Sky Sports, Chelsea have reached an agreement with Manchester City to sign forward Raheem Sterling for an initial fee of 47.5 million fee plus bonuses. But according to The Telegraph, Public Health England are set to impose harsher restrictions on unvaccinated individuals. The rule could also be used for lower divisions and other sports, and for seated events with a . The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. In the last seven days, 139,272 people have tested positive for Covid in the UK and they are just the recorded cases. Or by navigating to the user icon in the top right. "If one [player] gets Covid and he [the unvaccinated player] was around him in the last four days, he will be in isolation. The Premier League has finally released its latest vaccination rates among players, with 16 per cent of top-flight stars still yet to take any dose of Covid vaccine. "But at the same time do I have the right to say it? The reluctance to sign unvaccinated players could cause careers to stall. While the Premier League has not released any vaccination figures for its players since October, the number of anti-vaxxers in the top flight is thought to be similar and is being identified as a key reason why the Omicron variant is causing so much disruption. The EFL confirmed a quarter of players at its 72 member clubs "do not intend to get a vaccine" against Covid last December. There was a clampdown on celebrations and mixing last season and that could now be about to return in addition to strict red zone rules on match days. Lateral flow tests are now being taken daily by all staff wishing to enter a club's training ground, with PCR tests carried out twice-weekly. According to the Daily Mail, between 30 and 35 per cent of Prem stars have been vaccinated.. France does not allow unvaccinated people to. Domestic leagues in Italy and France made vaccination compulsory for players after a rise in infections last winter, yet some leeway has been given. "As I have spoken about before, we have a very high take-up of the vaccine at our club and have done for a long time. A team will have to. Midfielder Thiago also tested positive for Covid before Sunday's trip to Spurs and Jurgen Klopp said it is 'not possible' for the Reds to continue playing if more players fall ill.