What Chelsea’s fixture list could look like if the Premier League returns in July

There has been no action for Premier League clubs over the past two weeks due to the outbreak of coronavirus around the world.

Football has been suspended until at least April 30 due to the pandemic, but that date could yet be extended should the situation not improve.

It has led to uncertainty over how the Premier League season could finish, but news emerged on Saturday that discussions were taking place over plans to conclude the season over a four-to-six week period in July with games being played behind closed doors.

football.london understands that the plans were reached in a conference call between the three governing bodies and the government on Saturday.

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This will then take the teams more or less straight into the new season, but there will be some allowances made to try and help players and clubs cope with what would essentially be an extended 2020/21 season.

So how would that affect Chelsea and what could their revised fixture list look like?

The Blues have nine league fixtures of the campaign left to play, plus at least one more FA Cup game and the second leg of the Champions League round-of-16. This means that they would have to play every weekend and most midweeks for a period of six weeks.

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If the fixture list was to follow the same format as was previously planned, Chelsea would resume with the Premier League trip to Aston Villa, the next scheduled fixture before the postponement.

They would also have to play Manchester City, West Ham, Watford, Crystal Palace, Sheffield United, Norwich City, Liverpool, and Wolves, plus the FA Cup quarter-final away at Leicester City and the Champions League round-of-16 second leg against Bayern Munich.

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Chelsea during the break

Here’s how the full fixture list could look:

Wednesday, July 1 – Aston Villa (a)

Saturday, July 4…