The Premier League will resume this weekend but Manchester United vs Leeds and Chelsea vs Liverpool have been postponed with tense police resources following the Queen’s death.
All Premier League matches have been postponed for the weekend of 10 and 11 September as English football begins the following period of reflection Queen Elizabeth II’s death on Thursday.
The Football Association confirmed on Monday football will return this week, although police resource constraints surrounding Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral on Monday, September 19 have forced postponed and rescheduled.
Manchester United’s match against Leeds at Old Trafford and the clash between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge, scheduled for 2pm and 4:30pm respectively on September 18, have been postponed, while the match has been postponed. Brighton’s match against Crystal Palace on 17 September is still going despite the cancellation of the proposed train strike.
On September 18, the Brentford vs Arsenal match was moved to a 12 noon match, while the Everton vs West Ham match will take place at 2:15pm – both live on Sky Sports Premier League.
Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral will take place at 11am on Monday, September 19 at Westminster Abbey, with all football fixtures postponed.
Friday, September 16
- Aston Villa vs Southampton – 8pm, live on Sky Sports
- Nottingham Forest vs Fulham – 8pm
Saturday September 17
- Wolves vs Man City – 12:30 noon
- Brighton vs Crystal Palace – Postponed
- Newcastle vs Bournemouth – 3 pm
- Tottenham vs Leicester – 5:30pm, live on Sky Sports
Sunday, September 18
- Brentford vs Arsenal – 12pm, live on Sky Sports
- Manchester United vs Leeds – Postponed
- Everton vs West Ham – 2:15pm, live on Sky Sports
- Chelsea vs Liverpool – Postponed
A Premier League statement read: “Following extensive consultation with clubs, the police, the Local Safety Advisory Group and other relevant authorities, there is no choice but to postpone the three match.
“The Premier League would like to thank the UK Football Policy Unit and other police forces across the country, as well as our broadcast partners, for their support throughout this process and will continue to do so. Contact them before the weekend.
“For matches played during the period of National mourning, tributes will be paid to the Queen at Premier League stadiums. New dates for postponed matches will be announced in due time. fit.”
Arsenal’s Europa League group stage match against PSV Eindhoven at the Emirates on Thursday has been postponed.
UEFA confirmed that the match would be rescheduled due to a lack of available police in London while the UK mourns the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
It is not yet known when the match will take place, but Arsenal said they are “working with the authorities to reschedule the match”.
UEFA’s statement read: “UEFA today announces that the UEFA Europa League match between Arsenal FC and PSV Eindhoven, originally scheduled for Thursday 15 September, has been postponed with a new date to be announced. reported in a timely manner.
“This is due to severe police resource constraints and organizational issues related to the ongoing events surrounding the national mourning for Queen Elizabeth II.”
Rangers’ Champions League group stage match at home against Napoli has been pushed back 24 hours to Wednesday following discussions between Police Scotland, club Glasgow and UEFA.
European football’s governing body has announced that the match at Ibrox Stadium, which was originally set to take place on Tuesday, has been rescheduled to Wednesday, September 14 at 8pm.
A UEFA statement explained: “This is due to severe limitations in police resources and organizational issues related to the ongoing events surrounding the national mourning for Queen Elizabeth II.”
EFL will start again on Tuesday
The EFL program will begin again on Tuesday 13 September following the Queen’s death.
The National League has confirmed matches will go ahead as scheduled from Monday, with a minute’s silence observed at all pre-funeral games and players wearing black armbands.