The Premier League have announced that this weekend fixtures have been postponed out of respect for the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.
The statement read: “At a meeting this morning, Premier League clubs paid tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.”
“To honour her extraordinary life and contribution to the nation, and as a mark of respect, this weekend’s Premier League match round will be postponed, including Monday evening’s game.”
The Premier League also stated that updates about fixtures during the mourning period would be communicated in due course amid rumours circulating that next weekend’s fixtures could also be called off.
Should this be the case, it means there will not be any English football for the next three weeks as there is an international break following next weekend’s fixtures played across the world. The Premier League opener, upon its return on October 1st , would be a highly anticipated, fiery North London Derby at the Emirates.