5 key questions to be answered after Premier League release latest coronavirus update

Coronavirus chaos has completely derailed the sporting calendar.

A host of high-profile events have been canned, including Wimbledon for the first time since World War Two.

Premier League bigwigs are determined to get this season finished, though. With a huge amount of money at stake from broadcasters and various other stakeholders, finishing the campaign is the preferred option for all clubs.

The season was provisionally pencilled in to resume on April 30.

But with the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to escalate in the UK, that date looked optimistic – at best. It’s now been confirmed that football will only return ‘when it is safe and appropriate to do so.’

Euro 2020 has been pushed back for 12 months to allow domestic seasons to continue into the summer months.

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Will the season restart?

Eventually, at some point, almost certainly by the looks of it.

The big question is when. The end of April looked foolhardy when it was earmarked two weeks ago.

But there is now plenty of wiggle room given that Euro 2020 has been postponed.

Behind closed doors matches at neutral venues has been mooted. However, whether there’s a widespread appetite for this remains to be seen.

Will Liverpool win the title?

Well, they’re a staggering 25 points clear at the top of the pile.

The Reds have been totally dominant in the Premier League this season.

Even Manchester United and Everton fans would struggle to argue that they don’t deserve it.

Nevertheless, just handing them the title at this stage still isn’t a palatable option.

Liverpool have a 25 point lead over Man City
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Who qualifies for the Champions League?

With Liverpool top, Manchester City, Leicester, Chelsea and Manchester United make up the final four places.

City are currently suspended from the Champions League for the next two seasons.

That means, in theory, United would be playing in Europe’s elite competition at the expense of their…


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