Which Premier League games will go ahead this weekend? Latest news and what has been said following several postponements due to passing of the Queen

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

    Football was put on hold across the country last weekend in tribute to the sad death of Her Majesty at the age of 96.

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

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

    Top-flight clubs, for the most part, have been in European action as normal this week while the EFL programme returned as scheduled on Tuesday.

    And now the Premier League will be back, although 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 with police resources stretched across the country ahead of the Queen’s funeral on Monday.

    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, 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 at 12:30pm on Saturday is also live on talkSPORT while Newcastle vs Bournemouth is live on talkSPORT 2 at 3pm.

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

    The Premier League 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.”

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