There are Two Possibilities for Premier League:
Premier League Clubs are preparing for the possibility of performing not only the current season but also entire 2020/2021 season behind closed doors and of course without any fans.
The Deadly Corona virus disease has Suspended all the football match around the globe. English Premier League is no exception. However, they are planning to restart the 2019/2020 season on June 8. Same as Premier League, German Bundesliga also plan to return on last week of the May. In both Cases Fans will not Attend the events in stadium.
According to Premiere League, if they fail to complete the current season, it will cost all 20 clubs accumulated almost £1billion. But if they forced to performed in a closed-door stadium it will be a disaster for club finance. EPL Clubs Makes their main income through global broadcasting deals by fans, Match day income and Commercial deals. All the income source will be greatly reduced if all the games are arranged in a closed-door stadium for a whole season. If that happens then only income source will be only Television broadcasting money and match day stream subscription.
For Example, Manchester United’s Home Ground Old Trafford stadium has the highest capacity and average spectators which is 76000. In the Premier League, this Stadium alone generate approximately over £4m per match.
Similarly, top 6 clubs of the Premier League i.e. Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham had a collective matchday income of over £400m, which represented almost 70% of the total gross income in the Premier League. If All the Matches held in closed door environment, those Figure will surely fall and Chances are Some Small club wont cope with that’s situation.
How Premier League Plan To Resume
Considering All these situations indicate that. with the rise of coronavirus transmission risk all 20 clubs home ground stadium will not get safety certificates. If any of these club’s stadium is get safety certificates that will be disadvantages for away team. So Premier League main plan is to play games at between 8 to 10 neutral and approved stadiums and maximum of them will be existing Premier League grounds. Also, all the club team will be playing in a neutral ground so that none of them have any types of advantages or disadvantages.
Regarding this situation Brighton chief executive Paul Barber said on his club’s website,
“Clearly, we must all be prepared to accept some compromises, and we fully appreciate why playing behind closed doors is very likely to be a necessary compromise to play our remaining games while continuing to fully support the government’s efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus.
But at this critical point in the season playing matches in neutral venues has, in our view, potential to have a material effect on the integrity of the competition.
The disadvantages of us not playing the league’s top teams in our home stadium and in familiar surroundings, even with 27,000 Albion fans very unlikely to be present at the Amex, are very obvious.
Clearly, we must accept there may also be some benefit from playing our remaining four away matches at neutral venues but the fixture list simply isn’t equally balanced at this stage of the season, and we didn’t play our first 29 matches of the season in this way. So, in our opinion one thing doesn’t cancel out the other.“
Club Preparation For Premier League
There are a lot of Uncertainty Regarding Club Training and preparation for the incoming matches. There are news that lockdown will be eased by the government on May 7th, then all the clubs will follow the set of recommendations approved by the government for training with the groups (it may be up to five players per training group).
Some Clubs Including Tottenham and Arsenal already start their Individual training in their respected training ground last week. In the best-case scenario, all club will be allowed to starts training in small group from May 11th
Most Likely all the mass gathering will be banned till 2021, no fans will be present in the stadium. For that reason, most of the the Clubs officials are considering various ridiculous initiatives to minimize the loss of stadium environment, such as broadcasting fan noise or filling stadiums with cardboard cutouts of fans.
How and Where to Watch Premier League Live Stream
During the Coronavirus Pandemic football fan can watch Premier League Matches Live on YouTube for Free. You guys Can Watch all the remaining 92 matches of Premier League via YouTube and also it will set to be shown live on TV. Also All the matches will be broadcasts in Sky Sports, BT Sport and Amazon Prime across their respective paid TV Platform and free-to-air channels on YouTube. Including these BBC would be permitted to show highlights of the all games.
Sky Sports holds the majority of the rights to show all Premier League games. They already planned 47 out of 92 matches to to broadcast. And Rest 45 will be distributed between Sky, BT and Amazon Prime.
In that dire situation, English agent Gary Williams claims he has spoken to EPL chiefs about a proposal to end the current season in Australia. He also claims that he is in contact with the Australian government about the proposal to play the remaining matches in Perth is in progress.
But Some Officials Argued with Gary Williams that why would Australian will be interested to host premier league. They will not like the idea to invites hundreds of Premier League players, staff, management and media form the worst-hit country in Europe?
In the end Time Will Say Exactly when the Soccer world will come to normal. Till now we are only confirmed by officials only that Premier League will resume its activity on June 8 ,2020 without fans in the stadium. So, All the fans have to wait for uncertain period of time to watch his team playing directly from the stadium.