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Premier League announce new dates for four more postponed matches

1 week ago
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A Premier League announcement on Thursday morning has revealed that another four postponed games have been given new dates / times.

With 18 Premier League games to rearrange in total (so far), this makes it seven that have been sorted, with another eleven still to go.

These are the seven that have been rearranged so far, with the latest four being the ones on the 18 and 19 January.

Postponed 2021/22 Premier League matches that now have new dates and times:

Tuesday 11 January

Southampton v Brentford (7.45pm)

Everton v Leicester (8pm)

Wednesday 12 January

West Ham v Norwich (7.45pm)

Tuesday 18 January

Burnley v Watford (7.30pm)

Brighton v Chelsea (8pm)

Wednesday 19 January

Leicester v Spurs (7.30pm)

Brentford v Man Utd (8pm)

As you can see from this current Premier League table, that Burnley v Watford match is the stand out one for Newcastle United:

Watford are currently two points ahead of Burnley but I think by far the worst result in this particular game would be a Burnley win, whilst by far the best, is surely a draw and one of the three points not going to either team.

Watford have a truly massive week now, as after playing away to Newcastle United on Saturday 15 January, it is then away to Burnley on Tuesday 18 January, before home to Norwich on Friday 21 January. Playing the other three clubs in the bottom four in a trio of games that are only six days apart from first to last.

Watford having this key run of games as well, at a time when at least six players are missing, due to African Cup of Nations participation or injury.

As for Newcastle United, today’s Premier League announcement would appear to mean that neither of the rearranged games against Everton and Southampton are going to be played until the very final week of January at the earliest.

The midweek of Tuesday 25 / Wednesday 26 January seemingly the earliest when one might be fitted in, only five or six days before the end of the transfer window…(all fuel to the fire for the conspiracy theorists wanting to believe that Newcastle United are getting some kind of preferential treatment!)

This is how the current full confirmed Newcastle United schedule looks up to the end of February 2022:

Saturday 8 January 3pm – Cambridge Home (FA Cup third round)

Saturday 15 January 3pm – Watford home

Saturday 22 January 3pm – Leeds away

(Weekend of Saturday 5 February – FA Cup fourth round)

Tuesday 8 February 7.45pm – Everton Home (BT Sport)

Sunday 13 February 2pm – Aston Villa Home (Sky Sports)

Saturday 19 February 12.30pm – West Ham Away (BT Sport)

Saturday 26 February 3pm – Brentford Away

(Midweek of Wednesday 2 March – FA Cup fifth round)

Getting injured players and those who have Covid fully fit again, as well as new signings properly bedded in, means the later these rearranged NUFC matches can be, all the better.

Earlier this week, UEFA agreed to the potential of rearranged Premier League games being allowed to be played on Champions League nights, with PL matches considered on a game to game basis. As in, allowed to be played on a Champions League night, if shown there is no realistic alternative.

Round of Sixteen UEFA Champions League match nights:

February 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd

March 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th

Quarter-finals

April 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th

Semi-finals

April 26th. 27th

May 3rd, 4th

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