Premier League plan to play all remaining matches behind closed doors when it returns

Manchester City v Liverpool - Premier League

After UEFA postponed Euro 2020 until 2021, they informed European leagues they should be completed by June 30.

In truth, that seems almost impossible for the likes of Italy, Spain and England right now.

UEFA did add there’s a possibility of delaying qualifying for the Champions League and Europa League in case that June 30 deadline isn’t met. But how on earth do they expect some European leagues to be completed in 14 weeks when many countries are in lockdown - and will be for many more weeks?

The Premier League meet on Thursday as they attempt to come up with some sort of plan.

And according to The Sun, they have already.

They intend to play all of the remaining 92 games behind closed doors with every match being played in a neutral venue at separate times, live on TV. That means fans can watch every single one!

A section of Premier League clubs would see two or three grounds host matches, likely to be in the Midlands.

Aston Villa v Southampton FC - Premier League

Grounds could even host more than one game a day with clubs playing every three days to pack in the busy schedule.

By using only a few stadiums and playing matches at different times, they intend to minimise the number of medical staff and police required.

Playing at neutral grounds would also help avoid home fans from gathering outside the stadium as the team arrives.

Liverpool FC v Atletico Madrid - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Second Leg

Sixteen clubs have nine matches remaining, while Manchester City, Arsenal, Aston Villa and Sheffield United have 10 to play.

Of course, playing games behind means Liverpool would be winning the title and lifting the trophy in front of no fans.

But at least this plan means they will have a chance of finishing their campaign and actually becoming champions!

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