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Chelsea vs Liverpool ‘likely’ to be postponed amid Queen Elizabeth’s funeral

The clash is due to take place on Thursday

Chelsea’s much-anticipated clash with Liverpool is highly likely to be postponed amid policing concerns in London, with the Sunday afternoon outing set to take place just over 18 hours before the funeral for Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster.

It is due to be Graham Potter’s first Premier League clash with his new side after taking over from Thomas Tuchel in the Chelsea dugout, but he is increasingly likely to be made to wait for his Stamford Bridge bow domestically, though he will take charge in the Champions League as he looks to recover from an early group stage defeat.

Due to the Royal Funeral, however, there are policing concerns surrounding Premier League games, specifically those due to take place in London over the weekend.

And Chelsea’s clash with Liverpool is by far the biggest of these and is taking place the closest to the funeral, though there also remain doubts over the feasibility of Arsenal’s trip to Brentford earlier on Sunday and Tottenham’s clash with Leicester City on Saturday evening.

Arsenal’s clash with PSV Eindhoven, due to take place on Thursday, is off for the same reasons.

And as per the Mirror, it is likely that the weekend games in London follow suit.

It will cause chaos with the Premier League scheduling should a second consecutive weekend of fixtures be postponed, with games currently pencilled in for every midweek and weekend until the World Cup.

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Ben Browning

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