The Premier League has confirmed it will resume this weekend, though three of the scheduled ten fixtures have been postponed due to events surrounding The Queen’s funeral.
Football across England and the United Kingdom at the weekend was postponed following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
Severe limitations on police resources means the Premier League fixture list has been plunged into doubt. Football authorities now face the prospect of postponing more games with little space to fit them in during an already packed schedule.
Liverpool’s trip to Chelsea and Manchester United’s clash with Leeds have both been called off, as well as the already postponed Brighton vs Crystal Palace fixture.
A Premier League statement reads: “Premier League fixtures will resume this weekend after a pause to the season as a mark of respect following the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
“Seven of the 10 Premier League fixtures this weekend will be played, with three matches postponed due to events surrounding The Queen’s funeral.
“In addition, kick-off times will change for two Premier League matches.
Matches postponed on Sunday 18 September are Chelsea’s matches against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge, and Manchester United’s home match v Leeds United.
“Brighton & Hove Albion’s fixture against Crystal Palace, that was due to be played at 15:00 BST on Saturday 17 September, will also remain postponed.”