Report poses idea for Spurs to play Leicester at King Power Stadium instead

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The Athletic have revealed that London clubs, including Tottenham Hotspur, could be asked to play next weekend’s fixtures away from home.

After the demise of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday, the Premier League decided to call off all fixtures over this weekend as a sign of respect for Her Majesty.

It remains to be seen whether gameweek 7 will go ahead as planned, with Leicester Mercury reporting this morning that there are concerns over inadequate resources for policing and security at football matches, especially those in London. 

Spurs are due to take on Leicester City at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium at 5.30 pm on Saturday, September 17.

The Athletic have now revealed that although Premier League clubs are hopeful of returning to action next weekend, there is some disagreement over where the fixtures will be played.

It is explained that games in the capital are at threat since police officers are likely to be redeployed at short notice to help manage the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

One potential solution under discussion is said to involve London clubs playing away from home next weekend instead of at their own stadiums.

However, The Athletic state that this idea is not likely to prove popular as clubs would have to host a new home game in one week’s notice, which is not a lot of time to hire the required staff and sell tickets.

The report adds that more Premier League games remain at risk of being postponed but matches outside London are unlikely to be impacted next weekend.

Spurs Web Opinion

I think playing the reverse fixture first at the King Power Stadium would certainly be preferable to Tottenham rather than postponing the match altogether, which would only lead to more fixture congestion at the start of 2023. 

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