Three Premier League games have been postponed this weekend due to Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral.

Chelsea’s home match against Liverpool and Leeds United’s trip to Manchester United have both been cancelled.

The match between Brighton and Crystal Palace had previously been called off due to rail strikes.

The other league matches will take place between September 16 and 18, after football was suspended last weekend as a token of respect following the Queen’s passing.

The Queen’s funeral will take place on Monday, September 19.

“Following extensive consultation with clubs, police, local safety advisory groups and other relevant authorities, there was no other option but to postpone the three fixtures,” said a Premier League statement.

“The Premier League would like to thank the UK Football Policing Unit and other police forces across the country, as well as our broadcast partners, for their support during this process, and will continue to liaise with them ahead of the weekend.

“For the matches being played during the period of national mourning, tributes will be paid to the Queen at Premier League stadiums.

“New dates for the postponed matches will be announced in due course.”

Brighton were scheduled to host Palace on Saturday and, while a rail strike on that day has been suspended following the death of the Queen, the game will not go ahead.

The other two postponed games were due to take place on Sunday.

“The UK Football Policing Unit and National Police Chiefs’ Council have worked closely with the Premier League, English Football League and Football Association to balance the policing requirements following the death of Her Majesty the Queen, daily policing and enabling as many football matches as possible to go ahead as planned,” said an NPCC statement.

Chelsea’s Champions League match against Red Bull Salzburg is still scheduled for Wednesday, but Arsenal’s Europa League match against PSV Eindhoven on Thursday has been postponed.

All senior football in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, as well as senior Scottish football, was postponed over the weekend, but matches are set to resume.

English Football League fixtures will resume on Tuesday, but the Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship, which were slated to begin last weekend, will go on as planned.

Northern Ireland football will resume on Monday, while Welsh football will continue on Tuesday. as well as Scottish football on Wednesday.

In a statement, the FA said: “All matches held at stadiums are subject to leagues and clubs working with the relevant authorities to stage these fixtures, as usual practice.

“We will be recommending to clubs, leagues and competitions across the country that a minute’s silence is observed before matches are played, and that black armbands should be worn where possible.”