Will Champions League fixtures go ahead this week? Chelsea, Liverpool, Man City and Tottenham in European action following Premier League fixture postponements
Champions League football will go ahead for the Premier League’s representatives this week.
The Premier League announced on Friday that all domestic fixtures would be postponed this weekend with the nation in mourning following the loss of Queen Elizabeth II.
The Queen’s passing on Thursday has led to the postponement of all domestic fixtures in England this weekend
Spurs boss Antonio Conte will be keen to avoid a repeat of last season’s forfeited game against Rennes
According to The Sun, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham will resume European duties next week and any failure to do so would mean forfeiting points.
Spurs are due to travel to Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday looking to avoid a repeat of their forfeited Europa Conference League clash with Ligue 1 side Rennes on December 9 last year.
The game was originally suspended after the north Londoners reported a COVID-19 outbreak in their squad.
UEFA set a deadline of December 31 to replay the game but were unable to agree a date with the French club leading to Antonio Conte’s men accepting a 3-0 defeat in accordance with UEFA regulations.
Subsequently, Spurs exited the group stage, despite being favourites to win the competition outright.
Liverpool were well beaten against Napoli on Wednesday night and will hope to bounce back against Ajax next week
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Liverpool will be hoping to avenge Wednesday night’s poor showing when they were beaten 4-1 at Napoli.
The Reds welcome Ajax to Anfield on Tuesday who thrashed Rangers 4-0 last week.
Graham Potter is set to take charge of his first game as Chelsea boss on Wednesday when RB Leipzig travel to Stamford Bridge.
Erling Haaland comes face to face with former employers Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday
The Blues kicked off their Champions League campaign with a 1-0 defeat at Dinamo Zagreb last Tuesday, which served as the final act in Thomas Tuchel’s tenure as manager.
City will be hoping to build on their impressive start after thrashing Sevilla 4-0 last week.
Erling Haaland scored twice for the Premier League champions against the Spanish side and will be licking his lips at the prospect of facing his former side Borussia Dortmund at the Etihad this week.
European fixtures this week
Tuesday, September 13
Sporting Lisbon v Tottenham, 17:45, LIVE on talkSPORT 2
Liverpool v Ajax, 20:00
Rangers v Napoli, 20:00
Wednesday, September 14
Shakhtar Donetsk v Celtic, 17:45, LIVE on talkSPORT 2
Chelsea v FC Red Bull Salzburg, 20:00, LIVE on talkSPORT
Manchester City v Borussia Dortmund, 20:00
Thursday, September 15
Sheriff Tiraspol v Manchester United, 17:45, LIVE on talkSPORT
Arsenal v PSV Eindhoven, 20:00
EUROPA CONFERENCE LEAGUE
Thursday, September 15
Silkeborg IF v West Ham, 20:00
Rigas Futbola Skola v Heart of Midlothian, 20:00