The Premier League returns this weekend after September’s international break and Leicester City will take on Manchester City on Saturday.
A few days after the clash against Pep Guardiola’s side, the Foxes host Napoli in the Europa League at the King Power Stadium.
For the midweek European tie, the Serie A side could be forced to leave out some players returning from international duty from red list countries.
On August 24th, the Premier League issued a statement saying those players returning from red list countries will have to quarantine on their arrival in the United Kingdom, forcing them to miss the upcoming fixtures with their respective clubs.
According to Il Mattino, the Naples club’s Europa League tie is ‘likely to be problematic’ because of the restrictions imposed by the UK government on those travelling from red list countries.
Napoli have Kalidou Koulibaly [from Senegal] , David Ospina [Colombia], Victor Osimhen [Nigeria] and André-Frank Zambo Anguissa [Cameroon], and the Italian side are ‘closely monitoring’ the situation.
Il Mattino say that if a diplomatic solution isn’t found, then Napoli could submit a request to UEFA to move next Thursday’s clash against Leicester to a ‘neutral venue’.