The Premier League will resume this weekend, but the Manchester United, Leeds, Chelsea and Liverpool match has been postponed due to the exhaustion of police resources in the wake of the Queen’s death.
All Premier League matches have been postponed over the weekend of September 10 and 11 as English football begins a period of reflection after that. Queen Elizabeth II dies on Thursday.
The Football Association confirmed on Monday that football will return this week, although restrictions on police resources surrounding Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral on Monday 19 September have forced further postponements and rearrangements.
Manchester United’s match against Leeds at Old Trafford, Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge, scheduled for 2pm and 4.30pm on September 18, respectively, has been postponed, while Brighton’s match against Crystal Palace on September 17 remains suspended despite a proposed cancellation. train strike.
On September 18, the Brentford-Arsenal game has been moved to 12pm, while the Everton vs West Ham game will now take place at 2.15pm – both live on Sky Sports Premier League.
Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral will take place at 11am on Monday 19 September in Westminster Abbey, with the entire football schedule postponed for that day.
Friday, September 16
- Aston Villa vs Southampton – 8 pm, live broadcast on Sky Sports
- Nottingham Forest x Fulham – 8 pm
Saturday 17 September
- Wolverhampton vs Man City – 12.30 pm
- Brighton vs Crystal Palace match – Delayed
- Newcastle vs Bournemouth – 3 pm
- Tottenham vs Leicester – 5:30 pm, live broadcast on Sky Sports
Sunday 18 September
- Brentford vs Arsenal – 12 pm, live broadcast on Sky Sports
- Manchester United vs Leeds – Delayed
- Everton vs West Ham – 2.15 pm, live broadcast on Sky Sports
- Chelsea vs Liverpool – Delayed
A Premier League statement read: “After extensive consultation with clubs, police, local safety advisory groups and other relevant authorities, there was no other option but to postpone the three matches.
“The Premier League would like to thank the UK Football Police unit and other police forces across the country, as well as our broadcast partners, for their support during this process, and will continue to be in touch with them ahead of the weekend.
“For matches to be played during the period of national mourning, the Queen will be honored at Premier League stadiums. New dates for postponed matches will be announced in due course.”
Arsenal’s Europa League match against PSV Eindhoven in the UAE on Thursday has been postponed.
UEFA has confirmed that the match will be rearranged due to a lack of police available in London while the United Kingdom mourns the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
It is not yet known when the match will take place, but Arsenal said it was “working with the authorities to reschedule the match”.
A UEFA statement read: “UEFA announced today that the UEFA Europa League match between Arsenal and PSV Eindhoven, which was to take place on Thursday 15 September, has been postponed with a new date which will be announced in due course.
“This is due to severe constraints on police resources and regulatory issues related to the current events surrounding the national mourning for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.”
Rangers’ Champions League group stage match at home to Napoli was postponed 24 hours to Wednesday after discussions between Police Scotland, Glasgow FC and UEFA.
UEFA has announced that the match at Ibrox, originally scheduled for Tuesday, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, September 14 at 8pm.
“This is due to severe restrictions on police resources and regulatory issues related to the current events surrounding the national mourning for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II,” a statement from UEFA explained.
EFL starts on Tuesday
The EFL program will resume on Tuesday 13th September following the Queen’s death.
The National League confirmed matches would go ahead as scheduled on Monday, with one minute of silence in all matches before the funeral and players wearing black armbands.