Why Tottenham vs Nottingham Forest has been given bizarre kick-off time this Sunday as Premier League fixture changes continue

Tottenham’s home game against Nottingham Forest this weekend had a very strange kick-off time.

Spurs were due to face Forest on Monday April 8, but the match was brought forward.


Premier League match at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has been brought forwardCredit: Rex

The change is not ideal for supporters of both clubs, who have been forced to make late changes to their travel plans.

Why will Tottenham vs Nottingham Forest start at an unusual time?

This match was originally scheduled to kick off at 8 p.m. on Monday, but will now take place at 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 7.

The decision to reschedule the match is due to train and subway strikes, which threaten to cause travel chaos for both groups of supporters on the original day of the match.

The clash will be live on talkSPORT.


It has also been picked up for TV coverage and will continue to be broadcast, with Sky Sports showing the action.

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Nuno Espirito Santo had to change his travel plans at short noticeCredit: Getty
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A Premier League spokesperson said: “The Premier League apologizes unreservedly to the supporters of both clubs, and everyone involved, for the inconvenience and disruption caused by this late change of fixture.

“This change is due to factors beyond the League’s control, namely the decision to call rail and metro strikes on Monday April 8 and the consequent reduction in available travel services.

“This led the local authority’s advisory and security group to determine that it was not possible to stage the match with the required levels of security for supporters in attendance.”

The 6pm kick-off means he will face the match between Sheffield United and Chelsea which is due to take place at 5.30pm.

This rearrangement came following the decision to move Manchester United against Liverpool to the earlier 3.30pm kick-off time.


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