Tottenham and Chelsea face yet another postponement as train strikes threaten the October 8 clashes between Brighton and Wolves.
it is possible that the Premier League will be postponed.
According to the RMT union, more than 40,000 Network Rail employees and 15 train operators will go on strike on October 8.
This is expected to have an impact on fans planning to travel across the country for the weekend’s sporting events, which include a full football schedule and a boxing match between Chris Eubank Jr and Conor Benn at the O2 Arena.
Brighton’s game against Spurs appears to be the most vulnerable, following the postponement of the Seagulls’ game against Crystal Palace last weekend due to strike action.
Albion cited a lack of parking availability as the reason for the postponement, which will have a similar impact on fans planning to travel on the new strike date.
Four other Premier League games that day could be impacted significantly: Leicester at Bournemouth, Wolves at Chelsea, Manchester City at Southampton, and Newcastle at Brentford.
Premier League officials will be eager to avoid further postponements, as 14 scheduled games have already been rescheduled this season.
The RMT’s general secretary, Mick Lynch, says members “have no choice but to continue” the strike.
RMT, on the other hand, insists on “continuing to negotiate in good faith” to find a solution.
He said: “We welcome this more positive approach from the government to engage with us as a first step to finding a suitable settlement.