Which Premier League games will go ahead this weekend? Latest news and what has been said following postponements due to Queen’s death September 13, 2022 – Posted in: Soccer

The Premier League will make a return this weekend after a pause to the season due to the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Football was put on hold across the country last weekend in tribute to the sad passing of Her Majesty.

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Premier League fixtures will resume this weekend, however, three matches have been postponed

Top-flight clubs, for the most part, will be in European action as normal this week while the EFL have confirmed that their fixture programme will return as scheduled from Tuesday.

And now the Premier League will return, however, three matches that were scheduled to happen will not go ahead.

Chelsea vs Liverpool and Manchester United vs Leeds will not be happening this weekend.

Brighton vs Crystal Palace is also postponed, however, the decision was made because of rail strikes, which have since been called off, and before the passing of the Queen.

A statement read: “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 ten Premier League fixtures this weekend will be played, with three games postponed due to events surrounding the Queen’s funeral.


The Premier League has made a return this weekend but only 14 of the teams are in action

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The Premier League has made a return this weekend but only 14 of the teams are in action

“In addition, kick-off times will change for two Premier League matches.

“Games postponed on Sunday 18 September are Chelsea FC’s game against Liverpool FC at Stamford Bridge, and Manchester United’s home match versus Leeds United.

“Brighton and Hove Albion FC’s fixture against Crystal Palace FC, due to be played at 3pm on Saturday 17 September, will also remain postponed.”

Among the matches to be rescheduled is Arsenal’s trip to Brentford, which is now taking place on Sunday at 12pm, a match you can listen to live on talkSPORT.

Mikel Arteta’s side will be looking to remain top of the league and you can listen to how they get on live on talkSPORT

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Mikel Arteta’s side will be looking to remain top of the league and you can listen to how they get on live on talkSPORT

Manchester City’s trip to Wolves on Saturday is also live on talkSPORT, kick-off 12:30pm and Newcastle’s clash at home to Bournemouth is live on talkSPORT 2.

We’ll also have exclusive commentary of the Friday night matches, with Aston Villa vs Southampton live on talkSPORT, while Nottingham Forest vs Fulham is live on talkSPORT 2.

The statement added: “Following extensive consultation with clubs, police, local Safety Advisory Groups and other relevant authorities, there was no other option but to postpone the three fixtures.

“The Premier League would like to thank the UK Football Policing Unit and other police forces across the country, as well as our broadcast partners, for their support during this process, and will continue to liaise with them ahead of the weekend.

“For the matches being played during the period of National Mourning, tributes will be paid to the Queen at Premier League stadiums.

“New dates for the postponed matches will be announced in due course.”

Premier League fixtures this weekend

Friday, September 16

  • Aston Villa v Southampton, kick-off 8pm talkSPORT EXCLUSIVE
  • Nottingham Forest v Fulham, kick-off 8pm talkSPORT 2 EXCLUSIVE

Saturday, September 17

  • Wolves v Manchester City, kick-off 12:30pm talkSPORT EXCLUSIVE 
  • Newcastle v Bournemouth, kick-off 3pm talkSPORT 2 EXCLUSIVE
  • Tottenham v Leicester, kick-off 5:30pm

Sunday, September 18

  • Brentford v Arsenal, kick-off 12pm, talkSPORT EXCLUSIVE
  • Everton v West Ham, kick-off 2:15pm

Postponed

Brighton vs Crystal Palace
Manchester United vs Leeds
Chelsea vs Liverpool

“In addition, kick-off times will change for two Premier League matches.

“Games postponed on Sunday 18 September are Chelsea FC’s game against Liverpool FC at Stamford Bridge, and Manchester United’s home match versus Leeds United.

“Brighton and Hove Albion FC’s fixture against Crystal Palace FC, due to be played at 3pm on Saturday 17 September, will also remain postponed.”

The statement added: “Following extensive consultation with clubs, police, local Safety Advisory Groups and other relevant authorities, there was no other option but to postpone the three fixtures.

“The Premier League would like to thank the UK Football Policing Unit and other police forces across the country, as well as our broadcast partners, for their support during this process, and will continue to liaise with them ahead of the weekend.

“For the matches being played during the period of National Mourning, tributes will be paid to The Queen at Premier League stadiums.

“New dates for the postponed matches will be announced in due course.”

The Queen’s passing on Thursday led to the postponement of all domestic football fixtures in England over the weekend

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The Queen’s passing on Thursday led to the postponement of all domestic football fixtures in England over the weekend

The EFL and FA have confirmed their competitions are set to recommence.

The EFL said: “The fixture programme will return as scheduled from Tuesday 13 September, with tributes to be paid to Her late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II at grounds around the country.

“A minute’s silence will be held before matches, with black armbands to be worn by participants, flags to be flown at half-mast and the National Anthem to be played in stadiums.

“With a national policing plan now in operation, the League and Clubs will continue to work with forces in respect of any challenges that may emerge regarding policing of specific fixtures.

“Consideration to individual circumstances will be made on a case-by-case basis, in line with standard match Safety Advisory Group (SAG) protocols.”

The FA added: “After a period of pause and reflection for our national game, we can confirm that fixtures will resume as scheduled.

“We will be recommending to clubs, leagues and competitions across the country that a minute’s silence is observed before matches are played, and that black armbands should be worn where possible.

“All flags at Wembley Stadium and St George’s Park will continue to fly at half-mast this week and over the weekend.

“The FA can also confirm that all scheduled football matches will be postponed on the day of Her Majesty the Queen’s funeral on Monday September 19.

“Our thoughts at this time remain with His Majesty King Charles III, our president, HRH The Prince of Wales, and the whole of the Royal Family.”

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