Ludogorets Razgrad facing Tottenham in the Champions League this week isn’t the biggest story in Bulgarian football today. That honour goes to Alan Pardew taking up a technical role at CSKA Sofia, something which has met with some confusion.
On top of that, there’s the possibility that football in Bulgaria could be postponed from November 27th, as new rules are being brought in to combat the spread of Covid-19 in the country.
Tema report the BFU are urging the government to go easy on football, worried about the impact any cancellations may have, yet restrictions are expected.
Covid-19 could also have an impact on Tottenham’s Thursday match, with Bulgaria’s SportLive reporting there’s worry Ludogorets ‘cannot complete their squad’ for the match.
Olivier Verdon and Georgi Terziev have tested positive, and there could be more on the way. Those two players are central defenders, as is Josue Sa, who is injured.
It was hoped there’d be some clarity today on who is actually able to travel to England, although that hasn’t appeared yet, and at this stage it could be a case of waiting to see who flies to London on Wednesday morning.
This match should give Jose Mourinho a perfect opportunity to rest his key Tottenham players, regardless of who makes the trip.