After a two hour video conference on Friday morning, it is clear that the Premier League clubs are still committed on finishing the 2019/20 season amid the coronavirus pandemic.
With 92 fixtures still left to fulfil, lots of different options are being discussed between all the involved in order to make sure the season is finished which is vital for promotion, relegation situations as well as European tournament qualifications.
A Premier League spokesperson opened up about the meeting stating the commitment to ensuring all games are played.
“Today’s shareholders’ meeting provided an opportunity to discuss possible scheduling models. It remains our objective to complete the 2019-20 season but at this stage all dates are tentative while the impact of Covid-19 develops.”
The league has been suspended since 13 March with Liverpool just a few victories away from their first league title in over 20 years.
Further down the table, the race for Champions League spots is heating up with five points seperating three clubs from fourth place, currently occupied by Chelsea.
Manchester United will be bitterly dissapointed should the season be called off having been in a rich vein of form which had them closing in on a fourth place position and an all-important Champions League place.
Sheffield United are on the brink of European qualification as Chris Wilder and his men continue to defy odds and remain in the top four race while Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal currently sit with the very real possibility of no European football based on league position with them sitting 8th and 9th respectively.
Meanwhile at the other end of the table, Bournemouth, Aston Villa and Norwich currently occcupy the three relegation spots with Villa having a game in hand which if won would take them above Watford and in the safe zone.
In terms of the plans to resume, there were reports that 30 June could become a cut off date for the league to finish although that has not been confirmed whoolst further reports indicate that should the coronavirus situation improve, the 2020/2021 season would need to begin in September this year.
With the Covid-19 situation not slowing down within the United Kingdom, the return of football does not look any closer at this stage, but it appears that the Premier League will do anything in their power to ensure that the season is resumed rather than called off.