The Premier League is Back This Weekend!

William Saliba celebrating a late goal at the Emirates. The Premier League is back this weekend

Following the announcement of the decision to postpone Arsenal’s Europa League game this week, many were under the impression that all Premier League action this weekend would likely also be called off ahead of the Queen’s funeral preparations.

However, the Premier League is back this weekend, but not all games are scheduled to go ahead.

The Premier League released a statement on their official site, “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 10 Premier League fixtures this weekend will be played, with three matches postponed due to events surrounding The Queen’s funeral.

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

“Matches postponed on Sunday 18 September are Chelsea’s matches against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge, and Manchester United’s home match v Leeds United.

“Brighton & Hove Albion’s fixture against Crystal Palace, that was due to be played at 15:00 BST on Saturday 17 September, will also remain postponed.”

The statement then goes on to explain why the three fixtures have been postponed, declaring that safety issues are the main concern. Due to logistical problems and after consulting with police, authorities and clubs, it was made clear that they had no other choice but to suspend those matches.

The weekend’s fixtures will kick-off on Friday night as Aston Villa host Southampton, as well as a clash of two newly promoted sides with Fulham travelling to Nottingham Forest.

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