Nine Premier League fixtures will take place between Saturday and Monday, although Tottenham Hotspur v Everton has been called off, with the riots in London forcing the postponement of the game at White Hart Lane.
It appears that the infrastructure of the High Road which leads to the stadium is unsafe for the 30,000 supporters that were expected to attend one of the Premier League’s opening fixtures, with chief executive Richard Scudamore confirming the postponement on Friday morning.
He said: “The very latest situation is that Tottenham and Everton has gone. The police have done a fantastic job, but it’s been a crime scene all week and the council have not had enough time to do what they need.
“The other nine fixtures are looking positive, subject to any more trouble.
“At 6pm tonight we will have a very clear picture. The Tottenham game is a real shame but we support the police in what they are doing.
“They want these games to go on as much as we do.”
It has since been confirmed that all nine remaining Premier League fixtures will go ahead, with champions Manchester United away to West Brom and Stoke City hosting Chelsea on Sunday.