Fulham’s match against Liverpool, scheduled for Wednesday night at Craven Cottage in west London, may be postponed due to safety concerns resulting from a potential London Underground strike.
Fulham released a statement on its club website that read:
“Following a number of enquiries regarding how the potential London Underground strike action may affect Wednesday evening’s fixture against Liverpool, the Club can confirm that it is currently proceeding on the basis that the game will go ahead.
“However, the Club has concerns over the potential impact that the strike may have on the ability of its safety staff to attend the ground in sufficient time and numbers to ensure that it is able to open the ground and effectively operate it, from the time that the gates are open to the public until the departure of all supporters.
“After consulting with the Local Authority and the Metropolitan Police, it has been decided that if the proposed action is still undetermined at 3pm tomorrow (Tuesday), and the Club cannot guarantee enough staff are available to attend the ground in sufficient time and numbers, then as a consequence the Club would not be able to comply with the terms of its safety certificate and the fixture would be postponed and rescheduled for a future date.”
A further statement will be released at 3pm on Tuesday to confirm whether the game will go ahead or be postponed.
The London Underground workers went on strike last week, and another 48-hour strike is now planned from 21:00 GMT (4pm ET) on Tuesday unless a deal can be agreed.
Fulham’s Craven Cottage is located very close to the London Underground stops at Putney Bridge, Fulham Broadway and Parsons Green.
The other Premier League match taking place in London on Wednesday night is Arsenal against Manchester United. The club has already instructed supporters traveling to the game to take alternative transportation instead of the London Underground.