Premier League fixtures rescheduled to back fans

EVERY Premier League team will be allowed fans in their stadium before the end of the season after an entire round of fixtures were moved.

The Sun reports that Prem chiefs on Friday confirmed that match week 37 set for Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 May will take place a few days later.

The round will now be played on Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19 May – one day after the latest lockdown restrictions lift.

From Monday 17 May sports teams can host up to 10,000 fans or 25 per cent of stadium capacity.

That meant that teams scheduled at home on the final day of the season on Sunday 23 May could’ve potentially had an unfair advantage.

But the Premier League today moved the penultimate set of fixtures – meaning the 10 away sides on the final day will now have a midweek home game with fans.

There are also plans for up to 500 away fans to be allowed in for the final two rounds of fixtures.

Among the fixtures to take place on May 18/19 is Chelsea against Leicester, a repeat of the FA Cup final a few days earlier.

Arsenal will travel to Crystal Palace on match day 37 while Manchester United host Fulham and Man City are at Brighton.

And there will still be Premier League games on the weekend of May 15 and 16 after some match day 36 fixtures were also moved.

Eight games from the midweek bill originally scheduled for Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 May have been pushed back.

Manchester United will still face Leicester on May 12 with Chelsea against Arsenal the same night.

However the remaining eight games in that round will now take place at the weekend, beginning with Manchester City’s trip to Newcastle on the Friday night.

The FA Cup final between Chelsea and Leicester is also set for Saturday 15 May at 5.30pm.