The Premier League will return no sooner than April 3 due to the suspension of football from the coronavirus.
The EFL have also suspended all matches until the the same date as an initial interim period.
Come April, the situation will be assessed again to determine whether an extension will be needed.
But should football be back in England on the weekend of April 4/5, it will certainly be exciting for fans.
Relegation-threatened Aston Villa host midland rivals Wolves in the Saturday lunchtime kick off (12.30pm) to restart proceedings in the Premier League, with the game being broadcast on BT Sport.
The headline fixture scheduled for that weekend is obviously Manchester City vs Liverpool at the Etihad on Sunday, April 5 (4.30pm) live on Sky Sports.
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool and Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City go head-to-head after the break due to the coronavirus
(Image: 2019 Simon Stacpoole/Offside)
Jurgen Klopp’s title-bound leaders are due to go up against Pep Guardiola’s reigning champions.
That comes just over three weeks from now, with the international break having been cancelled in the fortnight prior to it too.
England’s games at Wembley against Denmark and Italy at the end of March will not go ahead.
Further international problems come at the end of the season too due to Euro 2020.
The tournament, hosted across various major European cities, could be postponed until next year with league seasons unlikely to now finish until around June 7.
Euro 2020 could be postponed until next summer with the Premier League season and other leagues set to be delayed until June
The Premier League season will have to be delayed in order for fixtures to be played.
In the meantime, should clubs return to action at the next earliest of April 3, all top-flight teams will play that weekend.
In the 3pm slots on Saturday, April 4, Bournemouth host Newcastle, Arsenal welcome…