The Premier League has today confirmed Liverpool's match at Chelsea this coming weekend has been postponed.

The Reds were due to face the Blues at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon but the game will now not take place as scheduled.

A new date for the encounter will be announced on in due course.

Tickets will remain valid for the new match date. Please note, supporters who have purchased tickets for the Chelsea game will be contacted directly by the club with further information once available.

Premier League statement

Premier League fixtures will resume this weekend after a pause to the season as a mark of respect following the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Seven of the 10 Premier League fixtures this weekend will be played, with three games postponed due to events surrounding the Queen’s funeral.

In addition, kick-off times will change for two Premier League matches.

Games postponed on Sunday September 18 are Chelsea FC’s game against Liverpool FC at Stamford Bridge, and Manchester United’s home match versus Leeds United.

Brighton & Hove Albion FC’s fixture against Crystal Palace FC, due to be played at 3pm on Saturday September 17, will also remain postponed.

This weekend’s match schedule is:

Friday 16 September

  • Aston Villa FC v Southampton FC, kick-off 20:00 (Sky Sports)
  • Nottingham Forest FC v Fulham FC, kick-off 20:00

Saturday 17 September

  • Wolverhampton Wanderers FC v Manchester City FC, kick-off 12:30 (BT Sport)
  • Newcastle United FC v AFC Bournemouth, kick-off 15:00
  • Brighton & Hove Albion FC v Crystal Palace FC, Postponed
  • Tottenham Hotspur FC v Leicester City FC, kick-off 17:30 (Sky Sports)

Sunday 18 September

  • Brentford FC v Arsenal FC, kick-off 12:00 (Sky Sports)
  • Manchester United FC v Leeds United FC, Postponed
  • Everton FC v West Ham United FC, kick-off 14:15 (Sky Sports)
  • Chelsea FC v Liverpool FC, Postponed

Following extensive consultation with clubs, police, local Safety Advisory Groups and other relevant authorities, there was no other option but to postpone the three fixtures.

The Premier League would like to thank the UK Football Policing Unit and other police forces across the country, as well as our broadcast partners, for their support during this process, and will continue to liaise with them ahead of the weekend.

For the matches being played during the period of national mourning, tributes will be paid to the Queen at Premier League stadiums.

New dates for the postponed matches will be announced in due course.