The Premier League is planning to play out the remaining fixtures of the 2019/20 campaign over five weeks at Wembley acting as a neutral venue, according to reports.
The English top-flight is still trying to figure out how to navigate around the coronavirus pandemic which has brought sport to a halt in the UK. However, with medical experts suggesting that the illness has yet to peak, there is no clear indication as to when we will see football return to our screens.
According to the Telegraph, officials are currently hoping to complete the season within five weeks of the season restarting, with all 20 sides expected to play twice a week. The Times have also revealed this could be achieved from neutral venues, including Wembley Stadium and St George’s Park.
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The report adds that the Premier League are “taking a keen interest” in what the Bundesliga are doing, but suggests that they are likely to be behind with the planning that is going on in Germany due to the growing number of cases in the UK.
The Reds have nine fixtures left to play and six points stand between us and our first league title in 30 years, including trips to Goodison Park to face Everton and the Etihad Stadium to visit last season’s champions Manchester City. So everything rides upon what the Premier League decides to do going forward.
Considering that London is the epicentre for most of the cases that have been reported, not only is it irresponsible planning from the Premier League but also significantly lacking in common sense.
Football should not be rushed back. Life is more important than money and those at the top need to understand that.