The Premier League plan to hold talks about scrapping the season in a matter of weeks if the coronavirus crisis doesn’t ease up. Thousands of people have died in the UK as a result of the pandemic with a further 11,626 testing positive for the virus in the last 24 hours. It is, however, accepted by many that may not be possible and the Premier League will discuss cancelling the season at one of its fortnightly meetings in late May if the situation doesn’t improve.
Tony Bloom said “I don’t foresee a situation, if the season’s not played out, that teams will get relegated on a points-per-game basis. I just don’t think it’s fathomable that a team which is not allowed to play out the season may lose out on 0.2 of a point and also it does not take into account the strength of the teams you have not played. You may get a title winner – obviously Liverpool deserve it – you may use that criteria for European qualification, but I do not see how anyone can vote for that, certainly the  per cent needed, for teams to get relegated. When we are talking with the Premier League clubs and the Premier League itself, I think it’s about finishing this season. If we get to a situation whereby it’s decided that the season can’t be concluded, then that’s when we need to have serious conversations about what’s going to happen for next season.”
Brighton CEO Tony Bloom, whose club are locked in the battle at the bottom, has called for relegation to be binned if that’s the case. That would likely lead to further discussions about who finishes where and whether teams are indeed relegated.