English Premier League Targets May Restart After Coronavirus Outbreak
The English Premier League, and Europe’s other major leagues, are targeting a May restart date so as to have time to complete the current campaigns ahead of future campaigns.
La Liga president Javier Tebas is said to have revealed that the Spanish top tier, along with the likes of the Premier League, Serie A, Bundesliga and Ligue 1, will seek to start their league programs in early May.
This would then leave the chances of completing the respective leagues very tight, with games being projected to be played every 48 hours, with Champions League and Europa League games being played on weekends to help ease fixture congestion.
Both the European Championships and Copa America, which were due to take part this summer, have been moved to 2021 as part of a massive restructuring of the footballing calendar.
For their part, former Man United star and Sky Sports pundit Gary Nevile believes that players would be willing to play every 24 hours if it meant bringing the season to an end, and actually felt that such an event would be a festival of football that would be welcomed by sports starved fans.
Neville stated; “If footballers need to play every day for nine days they’d do it, it would be a festival of football for two weeks. It could be spectacular – it could bring back joy to the nation”.
Currently Liverpool lead the Premier League by a massive 25 points from Manchester City, with Pep Guardiola’s side only able to secure 30 points from their final 10 matches, meaning that the Anfield side are just two wins away from winning their first domestic title since 1990.