According to rumors, Premier League shareholders will meet on Monday to discuss a festive football stoppage as the league’s teams deal with multiple coronavirus infections.
Due to widespread occurrences among numerous clubs, half of this weekend’s fixtures in England’s top flight have been canceled, with Brentford manager Thomas Frank spearheading calls to temporarily halt the rigorous winter calendar so that the affected teams can recover.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish disagree, with the latter arguing that there isn’t a high enough ‘level of postponements’ to warrant a temporary halt.
Despite this, The Times reports that Premier League executives would meet on Monday to discuss the possibility of a shutdown, just one day after expressing their intention to stay to the present schedule.
The reported discussion suggests that, barring any more outbreaks in the squads slated to play, the second half of the top-flight matchups scheduled for this weekend will go through.
Arsenal will travel to Leeds on Saturday, while Tottenham will host Liverpool at home on Sunday. Wolves are scheduled to host Chelsea, while Manchester City will also visit Newcastle.
Source: Daily Mail