Premier League has a plan B. The English league has determined that if the COVID pandemic forces to stop the football championship again, the champion will be decided by the ratio of points per game. The English league prepares for a possible uncertain future. This decision has been approved by the Premier League shareholders’ meeting.
With a second wave of the coronavirus more than evident, those responsible for the Premier League prefer to agree in advance how the championship would be resolved. Thus, if the 38 days scheduled cannot be played, the league champion would be determined by a coefficient of per game. This measure would only be applied in the event that the 2020/2021 season could not be finished.
The coronavirus health crisis abruptly erupted in football. European leagues decided to abort the competitions in March. The major European leagues, LaLiga Santander, the Premier, the Bundesliga or Serie A, resumed the competition between June and July. However, the French league was the only major European league that did not resume the season and Paris Saint-Germain was proclaimed champion.
Premier League has a plan B. Among the measures approved, it has been determined who will pay for the PCR tests. It will be the First Division teams who will bear the expenses of the tests whenever they face lower category teams.
This measure comes a few days after the disqualification of Leyton Orient from the Carabao Cup. Leyton presented several cases of COVID among its players hours before the game that had to play against Tottenham. At first the match was canceled, however, shortly after it was reported that Leyton was disqualified from the competition.
Resumption of the 2019/2020 season
On June 17, the Premier League resumed, after a mandatory stoppage due to the coronavirus pandemic, following the agreement of the Resart project. The 20 teams that make up the first division of the English league accepted the return to competition with extraordinary security measures. The first training sessions took place on Tuesday, May 19. Liverpool were proclaimed champions of the 2019/2020 season.