Saturday 19:45 Premier League kick-off idea criticised


Newcastle fans might have to travel nearly 2,500 miles during a five-week period to watch league matches this season

The Premier League has been criticised by a fans group for considering playing games at 19:45 on Saturdays from 2019.

The working group – led by Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham supporters’ trusts – said the kick-off time would cause “travel problems”.

BBC Sport understands that Sunday 11:00 matches are not being considered, contrary to reports.