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.

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.

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

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.
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,”
“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.”

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