Premier League has announced it will resume from the weekend after last week’s fixtures were cancelled after the passing of Queen Elizabeth.

Seven of the ten scheduled fixtures will go ahead as planned but the remaining three had to be postponed due to the unavailability of adequate security measures.

The postponed games include a heavyweight clash between Chelsea and Liverpool in what could have been Graham Potter’s first game in charge, Brighton & Hove Albion’s match against Crystal Palace and Manchester United’s home game versus Leeds United.

“Seven of the 10 Premier League fixtures this weekend will be played, with three matches postponed due to events surrounding The Queen’s funeral,” the Premier League said in a statement.

“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.

“For the matches being played during the period of National Mourning, tributes will be paid to The Queen at Premier League stadiums.”

Manchester United said their match was postponed because the Greater Manchester Police are “supporting forces across the United Kingdom at locations and events of high significance” after the queen’s death.

The league will announce new dates for these fixtures in due course.

Following the precedent set by the Premier League, English Football League will also resume from today.

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