Premier League and EFL fans are in for travel chaos this weekend with another spate of strikes across England

SOCCER fans face another weekend of travel chaos due to more train strikes to follow their teams across the country.

Around 6,500 drivers are expected to be absent from work on Saturday due to ongoing pay disputes.

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Nine rail companies are involved in the strike, some of which will not offer any services at all.

And that will be a major headache for away fans across the Premier League and EFL.

Incredibly, only one of Saturday’s seven Premier League games appears unaffected – Leicester’s 3pm kick-off at Arsenal.

Everton and Fulham fans traveling to the West Midlands for games against Aston Villa and Wolves respectively have no direct trains.

However, the situation is far worse for Manchester United, Leeds, Newcastle and Bournemouth.

Red Devils supporters at the evening kick-off in Brentford will have to leave before full-time as the last train from London to Manchester leaves at 20.02.

That’s about 40 minutes past full time – with a 50 minute journey back to St Pancras and the ground level station Kew Bridge will close.

Newcastle are away at Brighton wearing their one-off kit.

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The last train to leave Falmer right next to the Amex is half an hour past full time – it would take five and a half hours and involves four changes, arriving in Newcastle at 10.45pm.

However, should the Toon Army miss this one, they would have a 16 hour overnight journey via London, Leeds and Pontefract to get home.

Neither United nor Newcastle are using additional coaches or making any special arrangements.

Similarly, Leeds fans will be dying to board the six-hour return journey from Southampton on Saturday night, departing 40 minutes past full-time – or it’s another overnight, returning to Yorkshire after 9am on Sunday.

And it’s going to be a long day for Bournemouth fans as they watch their side return to the Premier League away.

Not only will they face 90 minutes of sustained pressure from Manchester City’s incredible attack, but they will likely need to be on trains before 8am and will be lucky to be home before midnight.

In the EFL, longest trips for away fans include Swindon to Carlisle, Plymouth hosting Peterborough and QPR at Sunderland.

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