Chelsea v Liverpool and Manchester United v Leeds off as more games fall
The Guardian says Two of the weekend’s biggest Premier League matches have been called off because of policing issues related to the Queen’s funeral. Manchester United’s home game against Leeds and Liverpool’s visit to Chelsea will be played at a later date, along with Arsenal’s Europa League tie at home to PSV on Thursday.
However, the other seven Premier League fixtures due to be played from Friday will go ahead, with Brighton v Crystal Palace having been postponed last week for unrelated reasons. The Guardian understands that the Football League is confident most of its weekend games will also be fulfilled after receiving assurances about policing levels at its matches.
In a statement the Premier League said it had no option but to postpone three fixtures after extensive consultations with clubs, police, local Safety Advisory Groups and other relevant authorities.