The Premier League could be coming to a town near us… without any fans.
The Sun is today reporting that ‘a radical plan has been hatched’ about how to finish the football season amid the coronavirus crisis.
At the moment, all matches have been suspended until at least April 3 and Championship clubs have unanimously agreed that Plan A has to be reschedule postponed fixtures when it is safe, hopefully before June 30.
The EFL board is meeting by conference all today before the Premier League has crunch talks tomorrow.
There are 92 matches remaining in the top flight, with Liverpool needing two wins to be crowned champions and a whole load still to be resolved at the other end of the table.
Only two points separate Brighton, in 15th, with third-bottom Bournemouth while Aston Villa are only two points behind and Norwich four points further adrift.
The Sun claim: “(The masterplan) is to play all remaining games behind closed doors with every game in neutral venues at a separate time, live on TV. The proposal offered by a section of Prem clubs would see two or three grounds host the games, most likely in the Midlands.
“Grounds could even stage more than one game a day, with teams playing every three days in a race to pack in the fixtures, if and when the government grant approval.
“By using only a limited number of stadiums that would help keep numbers of medical and police needed down to a minimum. Neutral venues would also help avoid home fans turning up at games as happened outside Paris Saint-Germain’s win over Borussia Dortmund last week.”