EPL matches this week could be postponed as police meets clubs


Police and football clubs will continue their discussions on Monday, amid the possibility of wide scale postponements of matches this weekend, according to SportsMail.

Officers from across the country are set to be drafted into London to work during Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral on Monday, September 19 and events surrounding it.

It is believed this will see resources stretched both in the UK capital and beyond.

Fixtures, including Manchester United vs Leeds and Chelsea v Liverpool on Sunday are among those being discussed, with further meetings planned today.

There are also doubts over Arsenal’s Europa League group game with PSV on Thursday, while Rangers’ Champions League fixture with Napoli has been delayed 24 hours, with away fans banned.

Other options are being considered. It is thought that switching games has already been discussed.

However, Everton are at home on the same day Chelsea would instead head to Anfield. Leicester Tigers are also in action on Saturday, which makes Tottenham flipping their clash with Leicester City highly unlikely.

The visit of rivals Leeds to Old Trafford is one of the most heavily policed matches on the calendar, while large resources would also be needed for Liverpool’s trip to Stamford Bridge.

Fixtures outside the Premier League could also be at risk. In the Championship, Millwall, QPR and Watford are all due to be at home on Saturday.