Premier League clubs and officials will meet on Thursday to discuss plans for the remainder of the season following the coronavirus outbreak.
Top-flight fixtures in England are currently suspended until April 4 – though that date is widely expected to be pushed back – and Premier League bosses will now hold a key meeting with clubs to discuss next steps amid the pandemic.
Sky Sports News’ chief reporter Bryan Swanson highlights the main items on the agenda…
When and where will meeting take place?
Thursday morning’s meeting will take place via conference call with there being a UK ban on non-essential social contact and many encouraged to work from home.
Sky Sports News has been told this week’s club conference call is part of ongoing conversations and discussions between the Premier League and clubs.
Who will be there?
All 20 clubs will be represented on the call, led by Premier League interim chair Claudia Arney. She was present on last week’s call, along with Premier League chief executive Richard Masters, and Arney is expected to have a more leading role in discussions.
What’s on the agenda?
This will be the first conference call to focus solely on the longer-term implications of an unprecedented situation. Last Friday, every club agreed to suspend games until at least April 4, in a united front with the rest of English football.
The call will include expert advice and clubs will receive modelling that shows various scenarios and its anticipated impact. A number of options will be put to clubs, but to start a discussion rather than make a decision on the day.
Will this season end?