Coronavirus: How the Premier League could finish 2019-20
The FA has suspended all its competitions until at least April 30, so how could the rest of the 2019-20 season pan out for Premier League teams?
The Premier League has been suspended until at least April 30 due to the coronavirus pandemic, so what does that mean for the rest of the season?
Decisions made by UEFA and CONMEBOL to push back Euro 2020 and the Copa América until 2021 opened the door for domestic competition to continue longer than initially planned.
Upon announcing a four-week extension to the initially planned hiatus on Thursday, the Football Association (FA) revealed it would allow its leagues to continue beyond the June 1 deadline set out in its regulations.
The eventual run-in could prove to be heavily congested. Some Premier League teams are still competing on three fronts, others possess a game in hand, while UEFA is still hoping for a round of international matches in June.
If no games are cut out, we look at how the calendar for English teams could hypothetically shape up if competitions across Europe were able to resume following April 30.
Possible 2019-20 Premier League run-in
The FA, Premier League, EFL and women’s professional game, together with the PFA and LMA are committed to finding ways of resuming the 2019/20 football season as soon as it is safe and possible to do so— Premier League (@premierleague) March 19, 2020
Full statement: https://t.co/kr0sJk8JHp pic.twitter.com/K1OBzBbKfc
May 2/3 - Matchday 30
May 7 - Postponed Europa League last-16 first legs and unplayed matchday 29 games
May 9/10 - Matchday 31
May 12/13/14 - FA Cup quarter-finals
May 16/17 - Matchday 32
May 19/20/21 - Champions League and Europa League last-16 second legs
May 23/24 - Matchday 33
May 26/27/28 - Champions League and Europa League quarter-final first legs
May 30/31 - Matchday 34
June 2/3/4 - Champions League and Europa League quarter-final second legs
June 6/7 - Matchday 35
June 13/14 - International week
June 20/21 - Matchday 36
June 23/24/25 - Champions League and Europa League semi-final first legs
June 27/28 - Matchday 37
June 30/July 1/2 - FA Cup semi-finals
July 4 - Matchday 38
July 7/8/9 - Champions League and Europa League semi-final second legs
July 11 - FA Cup final
July 15 - Europa League final
July 18 - Champions League final
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