Premier League action will return this weekend except for three fixtures due to events surrounding Queen Elizabeth II's funeral.

The highly anticipated matches of Chelsea vs Liverpool and Manchester United vs Leeds United were called off.

"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," read 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."

The other postponed match, Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace, was already announced earlier due to planned rail strikes.