September 26, 2022

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Chelsea vs Liverpool match postponed, and Red Bull Salzburg match to go ahead

Chelsea‘s Champions League The home match against Red Bull Salzburg will go ahead on Wednesday, but they will go ahead Premier League match against Liverpool Sunday has been postponed.

New manager Graham Potter will take charge of his first game of the week against Red Bull Salzburg, his first managerial match in the Champions League.

With the Liverpool game postponed, the 47-year-old will have to wait until after the international break to make his first Premier League game as Chelsea manager – with the West London side facing off. Crystal Palace On 1 October, Sunday’s game against Liverpool will not be overturned at Anfield.

There has been uncertainty about the matches taking place this week since every game in the UK at every level – from the Premier League to the grassroots – was postponed last Friday, Saturday and Sunday as a sign of respect following the death of Queen Elizabeth II. This meant the West London derby for Chelsea Fulhamwhich was scheduled to take place on Saturday, has been cancelled.

There has also been more concern about matches taking place in London this week due to logistical issues. The capital is expecting a record number of visitors willing to pay their respects at the late Queen’s funeral at Westminster Abbey on Monday, September 19.

Therefore, there are growing safety concerns, with police officers likely to be redeployed at short notice to help run a state funeral. It is expected to be one of the largest police operations in the country’s history.

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The EFL It was announced that midweek matches would resume on Monday, with the only two London matches being the Championship team Millwallgame against Queen Garden Keepers The league was tied between Charton Athletic and Forest Green Rovers.

Besides Chelsea, several other British teams are scheduled to participate this week in the Champions League, European League and the Europa Conference League.

NoticeThe Champions League match against Napoli has been postponed 24 hours to Wednesday due to the police operation in Scotland But Liverpool will host Ajax on Tuesday. Manchester also host Borussia Dortmund Wednesday.

Including the relationships between the Europa League and the Europa League Manchester UnitedAnd the West Ham and Scotland hearts On Thursday, go ahead as is. ArsenalPSV Eindhoven match postponed.

The Premier League is set to play the last round of matches before the last international break before the World Cup this weekend.

There are two more Premier League matches scheduled in the capital next weekend. on Saturday, Tottenham Hotspur scheduled to host Leicester City And the Brentford He is scheduled to play against Arsenal on Sunday, before Chelsea face Liverpool late in the game.

With the transfer date of the Liverpool match looming, this is the second consecutive Premier League game to be canceled for Chelsea, after the match against Fulham was postponed this weekend.

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All football matches postponed after the death of the Queen

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