The 20 Premier League clubs have hatched a radical plan to complete the season amidst the ongoing coronavirus epidemic.
The plan, to be discussed at a meeting to be held on Thursday, would involve all 92 matches still to be contested this season played behind closed doors, with all of them shown live in TV to ensure that the lucrative TV contracts were honoured.
The matches would be played in two or three neutral venues, probably in the Midlands, to ensure that all unnecessary travel is minimised, with several matches set to take place on the same day at different times. Some grounds could even stage more than one fixture on the same day, as clubs attempt to pack the games into complete the remaining schedule.
The decision to postpone Euro 2020 for a year, which was agreed by UEFA on Tuesday, has freed up time to complete league campaigns, although the Premier League has more matches still to be played that any other major competition in Europe.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.