Fulham's Premier League trip to Burnley on Sunday has been postponed due to fresh Covid-19 cases at the London club, the league said on Saturday.

A Fulham statement read: "Following further new positive results returned from the most recent Covid-19 tests, the club can confirm that this Sunday's away fixture at Burnley has been postponed after discussions with the Premier League and advice from medical teams.

"Those who tested positive are self-isolating in line with UK Government and Premier League guidance.

"The welfare of our players, staff and their families continues to be of paramount importance and we wish those who have tested positive a safe and speedy recovery."

"The match between Burnley v Fulham, due to be played at midday on Sunday 3 January, has been postponed following a Premier League Board meeting this morning," the league said in a statement.

The Premier League's stance remains that continuing with the season as planned is the right option.

"With the health of players and staff the priority, the League and Fulham will agree a further action plan to control the outbreak to allow the club to resume their season safely. Players and staff will now be retested as part of a revised testing schedule.

"With low numbers of positive tests across the overwhelming majority of clubs, the League continues to have confidence in its Covid-19 protocols, fully backed by the Government, to enable fixtures to be played as scheduled.

"The League wishes those with Covid-19 a safe and speedy recovery and will rearrange Fulham's two postponed games as soon as possible." 

The move comes after Fulham's away game against Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday was also called off due to a "significant rise" in positive Covid-19 cases within their camp.