Coronavirus leaves Premier League with ’75 per cent chance of not concluding’

Premier League clubs could have just a 25 per cent chance of completing their remaining games this season, it is being claimed.

All fixtures in the English top flight have been postponed until April 4 at the earliest due to the threat of the coronavirus.

But that date could be extended in the coming weeks if the outbreak continues to threaten the health of players, officials, and fans alike.

Some clubs believe the season can still be completed if games start again on April 4 but others are ready to accept that they will be playing no more football until the new season.

According to Sky Sports, an anonymous source at one Premier League club says he believes there is a 75 per cent chance this season will not be completed.

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"I can't see any chance we will be back in three weeks. This will go on for months and you wonder even about the start of next season,” they told Sky Sports .

"I'd say there is a 75 per cent chance the season will not be completed. There are huge questions to answer. Does anybody get promoted or relegated?

"Many clubs in all four divisions will struggle financially."

Premier League clubs are waiting to see what happens at the meeting of European football stakeholders which UEFA has called for on Tuesday.

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Leading figures in the European game will decide what to do about this season's Champions League, Europa League and Euro 2020.

There is every chance that Euro 2020 will be postponed which would leave extra time for Premier League clubs to complete fixtures.

Whatever happens there are several issues in the Premier League yet to be resolved, namely Liverpool being crowned champions after a 30 year wait.

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The Reds are a massive 25 points clear at the top of the league and need potentially one more win to claim the title.

There are also relegation issues in the Premier League yet to be concluded, along with the race for Champions League and Europa League spots.

Several possible scenarios about the way to handle these issues are still on the table but nobody has any clue which is more likely.

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