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Unfinished Premier League season hangs in balance

Officials set to meet on Monday to discuss plan to get players back on pitches within a month

08 May, 2020 — By Steve Barnett

PREMIER League chiefs are gearing up for a series of make-or-break meetings in their bid to get football back underway in England.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to outline plans to unlock various parts of the UK economy on Sunday.

League officials are then due to meet on Monday to discuss what the PM’s speech means for their “Project Restart” plan of getting the players back on the pitch within a month.

It is believed all 20 top-flight clubs want to finish the season. But for that to happen the remaining 92 matches will have to be played behind closed doors at up to 10 neutral venues.

The Premier League said this week clubs “will only return to training and playing with Government guidance, under expert medical advice and after consultation with players and managers”.


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