No Premier League games will be played this weekend. But what is actually the reason for this? We’ll get to the bottom of the answer in this article.
Fulham against Chelsea, Manchester City against Tottenham or Crystal Palace against Manchester United – the seventh matchday of the current Premier League season has a number of top-class players on offer. However, until we actually see these duels, we have to be patient, because: the current round of the game has been postponed for the time being.
In this article we explain why the Premier League has postponed the 7th matchday and when it can be made up for.
Premier League: why are there no games this weekend?
The background to the rescheduling is the death of Queen Elizabeth II. The 96-year-old “died peacefully” on Thursday at her country estate, Balmoral Castle in Scotland, as Buckingham Palace announced via Twitter. The monarch has been the British head of state for more than 70 years. He is succeeded by her son King Charles III.
Despite a sympathy for Arsenal FC, she was never said to have a great connection to English football, but the league wanted to use the compulsory break to express its appreciation for the Queen’s “extraordinary life”. In a statement, Premier League boss Richard Masters was also quoted as saying that this was “a very sad time for the whole nation”.
When will the game day be made up for?
So far, the league has not given any information regarding a potential catch-up date. In view of the tight schedule until the start of the World Cup in November, it is questionable whether the ten games on the seventh day of the game can still take place this year. After all, the internationally represented teams are now expecting a total of seven “English weeks” (excluding the international break) in a row.
Premier League: The table after the 6th matchday
|4||Brighton & Hove Albion||6||11:5||13|
|18||West Ham United||6||3:8||4|