|Chelsea's fixture against Liverpool and two others have been postponed due to policing issues arising from the burial of Queen Elizabeth II. (Photo credit: Sky Sports)|
The state funeral for the departed Queen of England has placed three premier league fixtures for the coming weekend under threat following the inability of the federation police to guarantee the availability of personnel for the fixtures.
Queen Elizabeth II passed away last week and weekend games were postponed in her honor; the league management board has now confirmed that seven fixtures will go on for game week 8, while the remaining three will be postponed.
The affected fixtures are the big one at Stamford Bridge between Chelsea and Liverpool; a game of two troubled sides, while Graham Potter would rather have an easier start to his Chelsea reign, welcoming a struggling Liverpool would have helped.
Manchester United will also not be able to welcome Leeds United as the game will not go ahead too due to policing issues. The third game on the list is Brighton’s start to life after Potter vs Crystal Palace, the game has been moved due to same police issues also.
Later dates will be announced for the postponed games however, it will be challenging considering the existing congestion due to the upcoming World Cup. Arsenal’s Europa League fixture against PSV will not go ahead and conversations are underway for new official date.