Liverpool’s match against Wolves has been postponed after the death of the Queen, but with the schedule relentless in a World Cup year, when could the game be rescheduled for?
The decision is one that comes at a cost for those working events this weekend and those having already spent money to travel and attend games, all of this during a cost of living crisis.
What it does to the fixture schedule is create a major headache as the World Cup in November has already condensed the time between one game and the next.
Liverpool, like other teams in Europe, play every midweek and weekend until the topflight takes a break for the tournament in mid-November, and it is just as congested on their return.
The only clear gap in the schedule to reschedule this round of Premier League fixtures as soon as possible, at this stage, is the midweek of January 17/18.
The next free openings without any domestic or European cup game for any Premier League team are in the midweeks of February 7/8, April 4/5, May 2/3 and May 23/24.
The involvement, or lack thereof, in domestic cups and in Europe could open the door for other midweeks and weekends to open up at the turn of the year across the league.
That does not even cover any other unforeseen circumstances such as weather that forces other fixture changes, it all leaves the Premier League with serious scheduling issues.