Games to be played at FA’s National Football Centre in Midlands with TV cameras only and players under lock-down away from families, according to sources
The Premier League season will be completed in June at the FA’s St George’s National Football Centre (NFC), with players from every club staying at local hotels under lock-down, according to sources who spoke to the SKWAWKBOX.
The FA is arranging hotels for each club, but only players and staff will be there – players will be apart from their families for the duration of what will become effectively a World Cup-style finish to the season.
TV cameras will cover the games, but there will be no spectators – and all remaining games will be completed during the month.
Media have reported that St George’s would be used as a training base and Wembley for games, but this would be a long drive for teams to make repeatedly from quarantine bases with no crowds to fill seats – and only one pitch for what would be a large number of games, with all teams having eight or nine matches to complete, so it seems the matches may be spread across the NFC’s several pitches, if the sources’ reports are correct.
The plan would allow Liverpool FC, currently 25 points ahead, the chance to clinch their first Premier League title.
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