Premier League clubs have been forced to abandon their plans to play a Champions League match in 2018 after Manchester United and Chelsea agreed to play their Champions League group games in 2022 and 2022 respectively.
BBC Sport has learned that the Premier League will not be hosting the Manchester United-Chelsea match in 2022, which would have been held in the Champions League.
It is understood that United and Liverpool have also agreed to host the group stage matches.
“We can confirm that the Manchester City-Chelsea game will not take place in the 2019-20 season, as we have agreed to this with the two clubs,” a Premier League spokesman said.
“The 2019-2020 campaign is the earliest we will be able to play this fixture.”
Manchester City have agreed a four-year deal with the Premier Club that will see them take over the hosting rights of the 2018-19 Premier League season and 2019-21 campaign. “
This has been a very difficult decision, and one we regret.”
Manchester City have agreed a four-year deal with the Premier Club that will see them take over the hosting rights of the 2018-19 Premier League season and 2019-21 campaign.
Chelsea have signed a two-year agreement that will continue to give the club the rights to play the Premier Conference and FA Cup semi-finals in the London Stadium until 2026.
“Chelsea and Manchester City are committed to ensuring this game will take place and we hope it will continue as we do not have a significant amount of investment to invest in a new stadium,” a Chelsea spokesperson said.
Manchester United have also said they are considering a move to the new stadium.
“There is a desire from United to move to Chelsea Stadium,” a club spokesman said, while the spokesman for Manchester City added: “[The new stadium] will provide a fantastic opportunity for our supporters to watch their club and our players.”