Three Premier League games are in doubt next weekend claims a new report as West Ham and Everton await a decision.

The world was brought to a standstill last Thursday when it was confirmed Her Majesty the Queen had passed away aged 96.

Queen Elizabeth II opened West Ham’s redeveloped West Stand at Upton Park and is known to have been a Hammers fan since the 1960s.

West Ham played their European game against FCSB that night – a match they won 3-1 – and supporters paid a stirring tribute, replacing a planned minute’s silence with applause and several renditions of God Save The Queen.

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Everton did not have a game in midweek and were due to face Arsenal in north London on Sunday while West Ham were set to entertain Newcastle at the London Stadium.

Those games – along with the rest of the weekend’s football calendar – were postponed as a mark of respect for the Queen.

Football fans the length and breadth of the country have been debating whether that was the right call or not.

And now attentions turn to this weekend’s action with West Ham due to travel to Goodison Park to face former Hammer Frank Lampard’s Everton on Sunday afternoon.

A West Ham insider claimed last week that the Everton vs West Ham clash could be in doubt amid official protocols after the Queen’s death.

But the Queen’s funeral has now since been confirmed for Monday September 19th.

There is still no official word from the Premier League on whether West Ham’s trip to Everton or the rest of the fixtures will be postponed amid an already chaotic fixture schedule ahead of the winter World Cup – particularly for sides in European competition, like the Hammers.

But three Premier League games are in doubt next weekend claims a report as West Ham and Everton await a decision.

talkSPORT and several other outlets state the Premier League will hold talks on Monday about this weekend’s fixtures with ‘further postponements a serious possibility’.

The EFL say they are preparing for all Championship, League One and League Two games going ahead this week as planned – subject to guarantees on policing and security that will be dealt with on game-by-game basis.

But while normal service resumes in the EFL, it is far from certain that will be the same case for the Premier League.

As West Ham and Everton wait to discover whether David Moyes’ trip to face his old club will get the green light, three other Prem games are said to be in doubt.

They all involve clashes in London namely Spurs v Leicester, Chelsea v Liverpool and Brentford v Arsenal.

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And the issues is the demands on police for the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on the Monday are cited as ‘a significant factor’ along with the issue of close to one million people descending on the capital to pay their respects when the Queen lies in state in Westminster from Wednesday.

One solution being discussed is for London clubs to play away from home.

But according to talkSPORT that would present challenges for the Everton v West Ham clash given the Toffees are already hosting the Hammers on Merseyside.

One game West Ham know will be going ahead is this Thursday’s trip to face Danish side Silkeborg.

The way West Ham fans marked the Queen’s death has been widely praised across sport.

Indeed Piers Morgan and Gary Neville said West Ham’s tribute proved football should not have been cancelled at the weekend.


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