The Sky Bet Championship fixture between Fulham and Wolverhampton Wanderers has had to be moved to Tuesday 29th September (kick-off 7.45pm) from Wednesday 16th September following UEFA’s decision, late last week, to schedule Chelsea’s Champions League match with Maccabi Tel Aviv on that date.
The Metropolitan Police and the local Safety Advisory Group both raised major concerns about Chelsea, Fulham and Queens Park Rangers playing home matches in West London on the same evening due to extensive operational issues and the significant demands placed on emergency services. It ultimately came down to a view that the games at Fulham and Chelsea could not proceed on the same night and, unfortunately, it is the League game that has had to be rescheduled, despite every effort from both clubs to retain the fixture on the 16th.
The Football League, Fulham and Wolverhampton Wanderers are disappointed at this outcome and ask supporters for their understanding on this matter which is beyond the control of all three parties. Every effort has been made to retain the original date but this has proven impossible to achieve.