PREMIER LEAGUE games scheduled for this weekend may be in doubt that winter weather will hit parts of the UK this week.
The Met Office predicts that the mild temperatures that prevail at the beginning of the year will be replaced by snow, frost and freezing conditions.
Icy conditions and snow in the west are expected toward the end of the workweek and could bleed into Saturday – though it may be dry in the east.
As a result, temperatures are likely to plummet before colder weather on Sunday and beyond.
And the National Meteorological Service refuses to rule out a rerun of the “Beast from the East” that caused chaos across the country last year, with snow expected across the UK.
On Saturday, Brighton’s trip to Manchester United, Liverpool vs. Crystal Palace and Arsenal’s home game with Chelsea are among the standout games.
The following day, the lowest club Huddersfield meets defending champion Manchester City while Fulham hosts Tottenham.
The top scouts were able to deal with the harsh weather in 2018, without the cold front fell off the games.
Several Football League games were postponed, however, while the preliminary round was decimated in Scotland.
The games in the championship, league one and two and the FA Cup are at risk next week if predictions are to be believed.
The amount of games also includes the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup in the semi-final, in which Burton City and Chelsea compete against Tottenham.
The fans were called on to clear snow in and around stadiums last season, and they may need to be on standby again.
All deferred games must be rearranged at a later date to add an already overcrowded schedule.