Why is Luton Town vs Burnley postponed? Reason why Premier League clash won’t be played this weekend

Luton Town will have to wait to play their first Premier League home match this season - and FPL players have been scratching their heads as to why.
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Premier League new boys Luton Town and Burnley kicked their campaigns off last weekend after rising up from the Championship together. Neither side were able to take a positive result away from their opening games, with the Hatters falling to Brighton, and Vincent Kompany suffering a loss at the hands of his old club Manchester City.

Burnley were dealt a 3-0 loss by Pep Guardiola’s champions, and just to twist the knife a little more, Anass Zaroury was sent off in the fourth minute of injury time. Meanwhile, Luton were hit for four by Brighton, despite Carlton Morris netting a consolation penalty late on to open the club’s Premier League portfolio.

But there is still a long way to go in the 2023/24 season and the league is guaranteed to throw out some serious curveballs between now and the end of May. The two sides have plenty of time to shake off their losses but their match scheduled for Saturday is now longer going ahead and will instead be played at a date later in the season.

Luton Town will have to wait to play their first home Premier League game of the season Luton Town will have to wait to play their first home Premier League game of the season
Luton Town will have to wait to play their first home Premier League game of the season

Why is Luton Town vs Burnley postponed?

Before the season started, the Hatters requested that their first home fixture of the term be postponed as Kenilworth Road is still ‘undergoing a programme of extensive ground improvements to be ready to host Premier League football.’ This includes a new stand being constructed in order to meet broadcast and media requirements of England’s top flight.

The Premier League has co-operated with the request and a new date will be decided for the postponed clash.

“Whilst ongoing work is progressing extremely well and currently ahead of schedule. The Premier League understandably requires guarantees to its fixture schedule within sufficient time to advise supporters and broadcasters of any changes in advance,” an official statement from the club read.

“Due to the extent of the project, the club cannot absolutely guarantee supporters that any future unforeseen issues would not cause any delay potentially impacting upon the scheduled opening game at home.”

How will this affect my FPL team?

Of course, here’s the big one. Before the deadline hits at 18.15 this evening, make sure you substitute or transfer out any Luton or Burnley players you have in your starting 11. Naturally, they will not be playing this week and you won’t get any points for them.

Both teams are back in action the following weekend though. Luton will get the game-week underway on Friday 25th August with a visit to Stamford Bridge to take on Chelsea. Burnley will then host Aston Villa at Turf Moor on the Sunday.

As it stands, the best performing player out of the two clubs is Carlton Morris, who picked up six points for his goal-scoring performance against Brighton, plus an extra two as a bonus. After game-week one, he is the fifth on the list of points for strikers, level with Eddie Nketiah and behind Yoane Wissa, Alexander Isak, and Erling Haaland.

When is Luton Town vs Burnley rescheduled for?

As it stands, there has been no confirmed date for the rescheduled clash between Luton and Burnley at Kenilworth Road.

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