Aston Villa, Wolves, Birmingham and West Brom: Latest government guidance on Premier League and EFL fixture postponements
The latest regarding the potential postponement of Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Premier League fixtures this weekend.
The Goverment have given football organisers the decision as to whether to postpone this weekend’s fixtures. Credit: Getty.
The Premier League and English Football Leagu are expected to decide whether this weekend’s fixtures will go ahead after receiving the latest government advice following the Queen’s death on Thursday.
Aston Villa, who have won just one of their opening six league games, are meant to be facing Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.
Fellow Midlands side Wolverhampton Wanderers are also meant to be in action tomorrow. Bruno Lage’s team are seeking their first win of the league campaign against Liverpool at Anfield.
An update has now been provided as to whether the four clubs will be in action this weekend with the latest government advice suggesting fixtures could still go ahead, but only if the Premier League and EFL decide they should.
BBC Sport’s Simon Stone provided the following update on potential match postponement, he tweeted: “Latest Government advice: “There is no obligation to cancel or postpone events and sporting fixtures, or close entertainment venues during the National Mourning period. This is at the discretion of individual organisations.
"As a mark of respect, organisations might wish to consider cancelling or postponing events or closing venues on the day of the State Funeral. They are under no obligation to do so and this is entirely at the discretion of individual organisations."
The Premier League is believed to be holding a meeting at 11am to discuss whether they will postpone this weekend’s fixtures.