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When Will Postponed Premier League Games Be Played?

When will postponed Premier League games be played? The Premier League canceled all scheduled matches from Saturday through Monday in honor of Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away at the age of 96.

Since the winter World Cup, which begins on November 20 in Qatar, has shortened the season, it is difficult to locate a suitable venue for the remaining games.

In this article, we examine the postponed games, the other scheduled events that may be canceled, and the remedies to these problems.

Which Matches Will Now Be Played At A Later Date?

All of the contests that took place during the seventh round of scheduling.

  • AFC Bournemouth vs. Brighton & Hove Albion
  • Arsenal vs. Everton
  • Crystal Palace vs. Manchester United
  • Fulham vs. Chelsea
  • Leeds United vs. Nottingham Forest
  • Leicester City vs. Aston Villa
  • Liverpool vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • Manchester City vs. Tottenham Hotspur
  • Southampton vs. Brentford
  • West Ham United vs. Newcastle United

Do Any More Matches Need To Be Moved?

The Premier League’s two-week international break begins on Sept. 19 for the Queen’s funeral. Sept. 16-18 games are at risk. Safety issues may prevent football matches before the burial.

Rangers’ Champions League encounter against Napoli has been postponed till Wednesday owing to the Queen’s funeral. The Queen’s casket will lay in state at Westminster Hall from Thursday through Sunday, affecting London-area games.

Especially Sundays. Chelsea vs. Liverpool might be moved to Saturday, but Arsenal has a Europa League game on Thursday. Hundreds of thousands are expected at Westminster Hall this weekend and during the state burial on Monday.

The train strike postponed Wednesday’s Brighton-Palace match. This industrial action has been canceled, but there’s no word on Sept. 17’s game. It’s doubtful that the Premier League and EFL would postpone all matches before the burial.

So, How Do The European Games Stack Up?

Arsenal, Manchester United, and West Ham were all in action on Thursday, as they represented their respective leagues in the Europa League and Europa Conference League. Word of the Queen’s death spread as Arsenal was taking on FC Zurich and United and West Ham were warming up for their games.

Both competitions games scheduled for next week were discussed as potential postponement candidates, as were the six Champions League games featuring British clubs. Except for the Rangers game, which has been postponed until Wednesday, all of these matches are still on for when they were initially set.

Chelsea’s match against FC Salzburg and Arsenal’s delayed start against PSV Eindhoven on Thursday should go on as scheduled despite the ceremonial procession of the Queen’s coffin from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall earlier on Wednesday.

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When May The Rescheduled Matches Take Place?

This is the million-dollar question, and 2022 doesn’t have a free weekend.

After the approaching international break and up to the start of the World Cup, every midweek is being used, including four rounds of European games, a whole set of Premier League fixtures, and the third round of the Carabao Cup.

After the World Cup final on Sunday, December 15, English football will resume with the fourth round of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday, December 20, followed by three blocks of Premier League fixtures during the Christmas break.

Counting down from the last day of the Premier League season on Sunday, May 28, 2023, there are just three midweeks available.

Teams eliminated from the Carabao Cup or FA Cup at an early stage may utilize the corresponding matchdays if required; however, scheduling conflicts may arise if the league game is planned to be aired on television since this would be unfair to the broadcaster of the cup tournament.

A solution is the midweeks in late January set aside for the Carabao Cup semifinals, although this still excludes four teams and has the same problem with the TV clash.

Then Why Not Simply Schedule The Matches For The Empty Midweek?

No, the three weekly breaks are necessary. Open dates are largely for rescheduling league matches due to the Carabao Cup final (February 26), FA Cup quarterfinals (March 18), and FA Cup semifinals (April 7). (April 22).

Any European Championship contender will confront this issue. If a team reaches the finals of both domestic cup competitions and the semifinals of the Europa League or Europa Conference League, the three league matches might be rescheduled. Postponed games make it harder to get in.

Last season, Liverpool won the FA Cup, and Carabao Cup, and reached the Champions League final. Liverpool took advantage of two extra midweeks in the round of 16.

This was done to minimize further congestion caused by COVID-19 postponements. Leeds United and Arsenal played. The Premier League must prepare for the worst given present conditions.

When Does Europe’s Midweek Occur?

Champions League games shouldn’t interfere with league matches. 2013 Premier League solidarity payments cost £1.1m. Leagues should avoid confrontations.

Last week, Lorient met Lyon in Ligue 1. UCL conflict: Thursday at 7 p.m. It aired before European matches. 13 Premier League clubs might utilize European midweeks if necessary.

Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Man City, Man U, Spurs, and West Ham might be affected. Next weekend, four teams play in London, and another may be canceled. Win both domestic cups.

In February and March, round-16 Champions League clubs will get two additional midweeks. Europa League and Europa Conference winners compete. They’ll advance despite missing February.

If they finish third in the Champions League, second, third, or second in the Europa League, seven teams will play four games in February and March. Expiry dates.

So, What Exactly Is The Answer?

It ultimately boils down to the six games that were scheduled to take place in Europe but were postponed.

  • Arsenal vs. Everton
  • Crystal Palace vs. Manchester United
  • Fulham vs. Chelsea
  • Liverpool vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • Manchester City vs. Tottenham Hotspur
  • West Ham United vs. Newcastle United

The Premier League may attempt to cram everything into vacant midweeks, but missing the Europa League and Europa Conference League knockout stages in February shouldn’t be a problem.

Cancel FA Cup third- and fourth-round replays if required, especially if next weekend’s matches are postponed for security reasons. This happened the last two seasons due to COVID-19 postponements and would open up two extra midweeks. Unnecessary.

If FA Cup replays persist, rescheduled games may not be possible since team availability would be unknown. Carabao Cup semifinals won’t be canceled, but they may be one-legged. Unlikely.

The Europa League final is on May 30, which would be a midweek if the FA Cup final and Premier League’s last day were switched. This possibility is unlikely since Wembley is hosting EFL playoffs May 27-29.

Do You Think The Season Could Go On For Another Year?

No, the final of the FA Cup will take place on June 3, and the final of the Champions League will take place on June 10. Immediately after that, there will be an international block dedicated to matches qualifying for the Euro 2024 tournament.



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