FA Cup replays could be scrapped to make up for games postponed by Queen’s death

FA Cup 3rd and 4th round replays could be scrapped again this season to help clubs catch up on postponed games the death of the queen.

Three Premier League games are also canceled this weekend, Brighton v Crystal Palace, Chelsea v Liverpool and Manchester United v Leeds.

This leaves clubs with a possible backlog later in the season, which will be exacerbated by the next season’s break in November/December due to the World Cup in Qatar.

There will be very few free midweeks available so the PA news agency understands reruns will be scrapped in the FA Cup is a solution being considered to solve the fixture backlog.

CONTINUE READING: The Premier League confirm when football will return amid national period of mourning for Queen

A Premier League Statement on the cancellation of this weekend’s three games read: “After extensive consultation with clubs, the police, local safety advisory groups and other relevant authorities, there was no other option but to postpone the three games.

“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 throughout this process and will continue to work with them ahead of the weekend.

“Tributes will be paid to the Queen at Premier League stadiums for matches played during the period of national mourning.

“New dates for the postponed games will be announced in due course.”

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