There is currently no schedule room for Manchester City vs. Tottenham Hotspur

Remember about a million years ago when the Queen died and the Premier League, somehow managing NOT to plan for that eventuality, canceled a few weeks of games during an already very compressed schedule that includes a World Cup ill-advised winter, European football and two domestic cups?

Yes. Well, now there’s another problem. As of now, there is literally no place on the game schedule to put this rescheduled game. Like, no space. none Zilch.

Bad news for the Premier League!

There is now no natural free space in the schedule to put the postponed games between Chelsea and Liverpool and Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur.

They are opposite weeks in the Champions League calendar.

— Dale Johnson (@DaleJohnsonESPN) November 7, 2022

This sounds like a problem!

Now, this is a problem because currently the four teams mentioned are still participating in every available competition. Space will open up for most of these teams if they are relegated from one of the cup competitions, and that is the most likely scenario – that this will somehow be ironed out over time and in due course .

However, if one of these teams manages to reach the final of the League Cup, FA Cup and respective European league, then the Premier League is something of a river without a paddle. And of all the teams above, Manchester City is probably the only team that could do it successfully.

I have no idea what will happen if that is the case. Will they invent a new match date somewhere? Play the game after the Premier League “concludes”? Force teams to play two games on consecutive days? There are no good options.

I’m starting to think that maybe literally programming the football schedule to capacity wouldn’t have been such a good idea.

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