The Premier League and EFL have announced the postponement of this weekend’s fixtures as a mark of respect following the passing of Her Majesty the Queen.
After the death of the nation’s longest reigning monarch was announced by Buckingham Palace on Thursday evening,
a minute’s silence was held ahead of West Ham and Manchester United’s European matches, while black armbands were also worn.
The decision was made to continue with those games due to the number of fans already at the stadium.
Discussions were held between the Government and Premier League officials over the situation for the matches this weekend,
and it has now been confirmed that those have been postponed.
Fulham vs Chelsea and Manchester City vs Tottenham were among the six fixtures scheduled to take place on Saturday,
with Arsenal, West Ham and Man United all due to be in action on Sunday.
Nottingham Forest’s trip to Leeds on Monday night was set to be the final match of the gameweek.
However, those will now take place at a later date, though it remains to be seen when with such a hectic schedule already in place ahead of the World Cup later this year.
There are currently no free midweeks between now and when domestic football stops for the tournament in November.
The decision had already been made to postpone Friday night’s EFL fixtures, with all games from 9-10 September following suit.