Premier League teams will be faced with a motion to recognize the table as final if next season Covid-19 brings to a halt with played at least 50 percent of fixtures. The strategy, identified as a worst-case scenario by the insiders, is being followed in the hope of avoiding acrimony over how to decide final positions if coronavirus makes it difficult to complete the campaign.
On 3 September, a league working group is set to bring the idea to clubs, with high hope it would get enough support. That way, the title, European places, and relegation will be decided.
Clubs’ goal will be to continue playing in the event of another COVID wave but they would consider several scenarios.
The Premier League finished the matches of last season but the problems were substantial. The league was suspended in mid-March, and resumed on June 17, with the remaining 92 fixtures.
There is the recognition that a coronavirus outbreak in winter will offer a more worrying situation, with significantly more matches remaining. Having this in mind, a working group was created to put in place legislation.