Several Premier League clubs have expressed anger this weekend at players breaking corona rules over the holiday season.

The English top league had to postpone three duels this week due to corona outbreaks at at least three different clubs.

Manchester City has launched an investigation into defender Benjamin Mendy, who violated corona rules on New Year's Eve by inviting three people to his home.

A spokesman for Mendy admits to

The Sun

on

Sunday

that the 26-year-old Frenchman had a cook and two friends of his girlfriend over the floor.

In Manchester, people from different households are not allowed to meet inside.

"Benjamin acknowledges that he has violated corona rules and regrets his behavior. Benjamin has been tested for corona and is working with Manchester City."

A spokesman for the top club told the British

PA

news agency

that City is "disappointed with the violation of the rules and will start an internal investigation".

Sergio Reguilón stayed on the bench at Tottenham Hotspur-Leeds United.

Sergio Reguilón stayed on the bench at Tottenham Hotspur-Leeds United.

Photo: Pro Shots

Milivojevic may remain the captain of Crystal Palace

Photos of Tottenham Hotspur players Erik Lamela, Sergio Reguilón and Giovani Lo Celso and West Ham midfielder Manuel Lanzini already appeared on Saturday at a house party in London during the Christmas period.

The 'Spurs' said in a statement that they "strongly condemn" the behavior of their players and also announced an investigation.

Reguilón remained on the bench on Saturday at the home game with Leeds United (3-0), while Lamela and the injured Lo Celso were not in the selection.

Trainer José Mourinho said after the game that he was "disappointed" in the trio.

"We are keeping internal how we deal with this negative surprise."

Crystal Palace captain Luka Milivojevic and Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic were present at a party with at least seven adults on New Year's Eve, according to photos on social media.

"We condemn Luka's behavior", said Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson on Saturday after the game with Sheffield United (2-0 win).

"We are angry, because this is not good for our image or that of Luka."

Players are under magnifying glass

Footballers in England are under a magnifying glass now that the Premier League is dealing with an increase in the number of infections.

Manchester City could not take action against Everton last Monday and will miss five players who have tested positive for the corona virus in the game with Chelsea (kick-off at 5.30 p.m.) on Sunday.

Only the names of Kyle Walker and Gabriel Jesus have been brought out.

Tottenham Hotspur also had to deal with the cancellation of a match this week, although this was due to an outbreak at opponent Fulham.

Burnley-Fulham, which was scheduled for Sunday, is the third game where a line went through.

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