The 2019/20 Premier League season could be completed in only seven weeks when football resumes after the coronavirus pandemic.
A new proposal being worked on by top-flight chiefs would see the campaign restart on June 12, with all remaining games – including the final seven FA Cup matches – played across the next seven weeks.
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Starting on June 12 provides the Premier League with an extra week to complete the season if complications arise, as from June 19 it would be impossible to finish the campaign before UEFA’s domestic league cut-off date of August 2.
The Sun say this new proposal comes after worries over the previous five-week idea, with doubts raised over the extra injury risk posed to players were they to play so many matches in such a short window.
Under the previous proposal matches would have been played each weekend and midweek, but the threat to players’ welfare has been highlighted and the proposal altered.
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The seven-week proposal would allow matches to be played over weekends with only two midweek dates required; this is considered a far more cautious approach to completing the season.
Liverpool were 25 points clear of Man City when football was suspended due to coronavirus, and they need just two more wins to secure their first league title in 30 years.