All member clubs of the English Premier League remain committed to completing the 2019/2020 season after meeting to discuss the situation further earlier today according to Sky Sports sources.

The league was suspended last month due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The crisis has since escalated with the UK recording more than 14,500 deaths.

It has previously been reported that the English Premier League would like the league to be completed by 30 June, however, no deadline date is thought to have been discussed at today’s meeting with clubs thought to be open to completing the season in late summer if it is not deemed safe to continue at an earlier date.

The Government extended the lockdown restrictions placed upon the UK for a further three weeks on Thursday meaning that social distancing will remain in place until at least the second week of May. The restrictions are set to be lifted in stages with a banning of social events possibly being lifted last of all. As a result, when it is deemed safe for football to resume, it may be that the remainder of the season will be played behind-closed-doors.

Chelsea have nine games league left to play. The Blues occupy fourth place in the English Premier League table and are in a strong position to qualify for next season’s UEFA Champions League.