Premier League could postpone penultimate two fixtures so EVERY team can welcome 10,000 fans back before end of seasonMarch 5, 2021
THE Premier League could push back the 36th and 37th gameweeks of the 2020-21 season so every team can welcome back fans to at least one game.
Boris Johnson opened the way to crowds of up to 10,000 attending matches for the final round of fixtures last week.
But the Premier League is said to have held 'casual' talks about moving the 36th and 37th gameweeks, according to The Athletic.
That would ensure every team gets a home game with 10,000 fans in attendance before the season is over.
Under the current roadmap, fans will be able to attend games from May 17.
But as things stand, only ONE round of fixtures is due to be played after that date.
That would mean just ten of the 20 top-flight clubs would be able to welcome back fans.
However, Premier League bosses have tentatively discussed the idea of pushing back the penultimate two fixtures in order to have TWO rounds of fixtures with fans allowed.
The 36th round of fixtures is due to take place on Tuesday May 11 and Wednesday May 12.
But that could now be shoved back to the weekend commencing Saturday May 15 – which was originally reserved for the 37th gameweek.
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The penultimate round of games would then be played midweek on Tuesday May 18 and Wednesday May 19.
The 38th and final set of fixtures will go ahead as expected on Sunday May 23.
SunSport understands the Premier League are considering a number of options including changing the penultimate two fixtures but no decision will be made until late-April.
There is still also the risk of Premier League clubs BLOCKING fans from attending games late in the season due to fears of unfair advantage.
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