Was Man City excluded from the League Cup because of the Covid 19 ?

Man City is in the danger of the Covid 19 where a lot of positive players had to remain in isolation, forcing the match to be postponed on the morning of December 29, and likely postponing the Chelsea and Manchester United games (M.U).

The match is expected to be delayed, and most notably, the Man City match against MU in Old Trafford in the semifinals of the League Cup

Both of these matches are actually facing a very strong likelihood of being delayed, after the key Man City squad is in danger of splitting the game with more stars that may be positive as the Premier League organisers press on to test the remaining number of teams.

Before that, Man City, after a 2-0 win over Newcastle, getting ready to play with Everton at Goodison Park, received news with around five more Covid-19 players after two previous players, Gabriel Jesus and Kyle Walker, got infected.

The source of infection for Man City players was reported from a hotel in London when they arrived at their home against Arsenal (won 4-1) in the League Cup quarter-finals at Emirates Stadium. 

These players, having been positive, are in quarantine for 10 days, but if there are more players sticking to Covid-19, Man City will not be able to play in the next 10 days. 

Not playing in the Premier League, the match will be postponed to another day, regardless of the calendar, but coach Pep Guardiola or Chelsea boss Lampard will have to consider it.

Although in the League Cup, the failure of Man City to play may cause them to be disqualified, as in the case of the Leyton Orient club being excluded in round 3 for the same reason (both Covid-19 team) and give way to Tottenham. 

However, luckily for Man City, since the previous round of the League Cup organisers, there has been a reform in the rule that, from the semi-finals, if there is a disease-related postponement, there will be a “reasonable effort” for Rearrange matches as soon as possible.

However, as the final of this season’s League Cup has already postponed the match date to April 25, Man City also expects to negotiate a rescheduling of the semi-final match with M.U. in case of a delay.