Will Premier League fixtures go ahead this weekend? Latest on Chelsea, Arsenal & Tottenham matches ahead of Queen’s funeral

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Premier League football could be postponed once again this weekend - with Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham all potentially affected.

Football clubs across the UK were sent into limbo over the weekend when fixtures were cancelled following The Queen’s death.

Her passing was confirmed by The Royal Family on Thursday evening and discussions were immediately held over potentially rescheduling football matches as a mark of respect.

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While the EFL have already confirmed they will resume action from tomorrow (Tuesday 13th September), it is still unclear whether the Premier League will return this weekend due to The Queen’s funeral which will be held in a week’s time.

Tottenham and Chelsea are set to play host to Leicester City and Liverpool this weekend, while Brentford and Arsenal were due to face off in the English capital and West Ham were preparing for a trip to Goodison Park.

Meanwhile, Crystal Palace’s trip to Brighton on Saturday had already been postponed due to train strikes.

With an announcement on potential postponements expected early this week, here is everything we know so far...

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Will Premier League fixtures be postponed this weekend?

It is yet to be confirmed whether this weekend’s round of fixtures will go ahead but it is looking increasingly likely that some will be rescheduled.

Matches taking place in London are looking the most at threat due to a police shortage as a result of funeral preparations.

Arsenal’s Europa League tie against PSV on Thursday has already been called off, which suggests matches in the capital leading up to the funeral are also likely to follow suit.

The Athletic have reported that Chelsea’s game against Liverpool will be postponed as it would require a significant police presence at such a big game.

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Similarly, Manchester United’s clash against Leeds United could be postponed due to the fierce rivalry between the two clubs that would also require increased security.

When could Premier League football return?

If the London clubs do see their matches this weekend get postponed then they could be going a while out of action.

With matches last played at the end of August, two rounds of postponements could mean they won’t feature again until the start of October - a month later.

International football is set to return next week which would mean another fortnight without the Premier League.

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